The New York Giants waived third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa a day after the NFL suspended him for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

“It is unfortunate that things have gone in this direction,” General Manager Jerry Reese said Tuesday, “but we wish nothing but the best for Owa as we all move forward.”

Odighizuwa was the Giants’ third-round draft choice in 2015, out of UCLA. In two seasons with the team, he played in 18 games and had four tackles (three solo) on defense, and two tackles on special teams.

He saw limited action in each of the Giants’ first three preseason games and was not credited with a tackle.

Odighizuwa did not participate in most of the team’s spring drills, including a mandatory minicamp.

Patriots acquisition

The New England Patriots acquired linebacker Marquis Flowers from the Cincinnati Bengals for a seventh-round draft pick next year.

Flowers was a sixth-round pick out of Arizona in 2014. He had a promising rookie season, filling in after Vontaze Burfict got hurt.

Flowers suffered a shoulder injury in the final preseason game in 2015 and missed the season. He was limited to special teams last year, playing in 16 games.

Steelers acquisition

The Pittsburgh Steelers added depth at tight end, acquiring Vance McDonald and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from San Francisco.

The Steelers sent a fourth-round pick to the 49ers.

McDonald caught 24 passes for San Francisco in 2016, setting career highs with 391 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

Bills release Rambo

Safety Bacarri Rambo’s second stint with the Buffalo Bills lasted barely a month. Rambo was one of six players released Tuesday, along with cornerback Jumal Rolle, receiver Rashad Ross, running back Cedric O’Neal, guard Karim Barton and defensive end Jake Metz.

The moves were made two days before the Bills close their preseason hosting Detroit.

Buffalo is left with 83 players before NFL teams have to establish their 53-player rosters on Saturday.

Injuries

• Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis is listed as week to week after coach Chuck Pagano said he was diagnosed with a “pretty significant” groin injury. Davis was injured in Saturday at Pittsburgh. He missed practice Monday to get a second opinion.

• Washington Redskins defensive tackle Phil Taylor is out for the season after tearing his left quadriceps tendon. Coach Jay Gruden said Taylor will have surgery to repair the tear on Wednesday.