Due to the injuries from this past weekend, the Buffalo Bills have signed some new members to their practice squad in case they need any further help replacing injured players. Let’s take a look at some of these players that could potentially find their way onto the field this season.
The Bills added defensive back Mana Silva to the practice squad. He played college football for Hawaii and was an undrafted free agent signed by the Baltimore Ravens after the 2011 draft. He never made it onto the field as a Raven and was waived by the team.
After the release, Buffalo signed him to their practice squad mid November of the 2011 season but was added to the Dallas Cowboys active roster as a safety a month later. Silva played in five games with the Cowboys in 2011 and 2012, recording only five tackles with the team before he was eventually waived by the team as they signed Bills’ former punter Brian Moorman.
Also coming onto the practice squad is offensive lineman Andrew Jackson. Jackson was selected 210th overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2011. Jackson played college at Fresno State University. He doesn’t have NFL experience and assuming he is coming onto the squad due to the offensive line injuries, he seems a bit small to take the place of Kraig Urbikand Cordy Glenn, weighing in at 299 pounds. It is unlikely he will move up to anything that involves playing time unless there is a drastic situation.
Lastly, today the Bills signed Guard Reggie Stephens to the practice squad. He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. He also has spent time on the Chicago Bears as a back-up. Playing college in Iowa State, he was a starter in his freshman year and played 36 consecutive games. A little bigger than Jackson, he weighs in at 333 pounds. He also was a honorable mention for the All-Big 12 team. He has some potential if some other lineman happens to suffer an injury this week.
Due to the additions, the Bills released wide receiver Kamar Aiken, defensive back Isaiah Green, and tight end LaMark Brown.
Are you concerned about the injuries suffered last week? Do you think any of the new additions could find playing time?
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