ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills Monday waived nine players and placed veterans Robert Holt and Roland Hooks on injured reserve to get down to the NFL regular-season roster limit of 49 players, team officials announced.
Among those waived was 10-year veteran defensive back Tommy Myers, obtained earlier in the month from the New Orleans Saints.
The names of two of the nine Bills waived were being withheld, said club spokesman L. Budd Thalman.
Holt, a wide receiver, was lost to the club for the upcoming season after undergoing ligament surgery on his left knee, which he injured Saturday in Buffalo's 27-19 pre-season finale loss to the WasOington Redskins.
Hooks, a reserve running back, had suffered a knee injury this summer and has been held out of most of the Bills' exhibition games. Hooks will be eligible to rejoin the team after four regular-season games.
Also waived were rookie running back Walter Robinson of Canisius; rookie wide receiver Darral Hambrick of Nevada-Las Vegas; rookie center Mark Fischer of Notre Dame; linebacker Joey Lumpkin -- a second-year pro out of Arizona State; defensive end Darrell Irvin -- a four-year pro out of Oklahoma; and rookie nose tackle Richard Tharpe of Louisville, the Bills' 10th-round pick in this year's draft.
The Bills open up the regular season against the Miami Dolphins Sunday in Rich Stadium.