John DiGiorgio will be out for the 2009-2010 NFL season. Upon hearing the news, Chief Operating Officer Russ Brandon said, Well shit, you won't need that contract while you're trying to heal. Let me just take that off your hands for you, and proceeded to waive him from the team's roster.
Ok... so perhaps that isn't an exact quote but John Wawrow of the Associated Press reported earlier today that DiGiorgio had season-ending knee surgery two weeks ago to repair the knee that was damaged last year during a special teams play. (Sidenote: For the record, I don't think we should ever refer to Brandon as a GM until he shows any sign that he actually has a clue what he's doing.) DiGiorgio resigned in February, but the powers that be announced today, at the start of training camp, that the linebacker had been waived.
DiGiorgio had already been recovering from ACL surgery after tearing his in Week 6 against the Chargers. The surgery he had two weeks ago was to repair bone damage in his knee.
His agent says he'll be fully healthy by January. While this may be a cold move by the Bills, clearly a back-up middle linebacker won't do us the least bit of good in January.
In other injury related news, the Bills also announced that young wideouts C.J. Hawthorne and James Hardy will also miss the start of training camp. They have been placed on the team's PUP list (Physically Unable to Perform).