Posts Tagged ‘Roster Moves’

Buffalo Bills Place Leodis McKelvin on Injured Reserve, Sign Bacarri Rambo

Monday, November 17th, 2014
Cornerback/punt returner Leodis McKelvin's 2014 season is over due to an ankle injury. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Cornerback/punt returner Leodis McKelvin’s 2014 season is over due to an ankle injury. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills officially lost one of their starters for the rest of the season when they placed cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who fractured his ankle against the Miami Dolphins, on injured reserve Monday.

McKelvin, a seventh-year cornerback who has spent entire career in Buffalo, played in each of the Bills’ first 10 games this season and started nine of them. He had 48 total tackles and held the team lead with four interceptions.

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Buffalo Bills Awarded Safety Jerome Couplin Off Waivers

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
The Bills might have landed a hidden gem in claiming Jerome Couplin off waivers. (Photo: Kyle Terada — USA Today Sports)

The Bills might have landed a hidden gem in claiming Jerome Couplin off waivers. (Photo: Kyle Terada — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Six days after placing safety Kenny Ladler on injured reserve and opening a roster spot, the Buffalo Bills filled his place on the 53-man roster by adding another undrafted rookie safety, Jerome Couplin, off waivers from the Detroit Lions.

On the surface, the signing of Couplin seems inglorious. Unselected in this year’s draft out of William and Mary, Couplin appeared in eight games for the Lions this season but made just two tackles, with nearly all of his playing time coming on special teams.

That said, Couplin’s potential to develop into an impact player has been noted by numerous sources.

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Bills Release Jacquies Smith to Activate Nigel Bradham

Monday, September 8th, 2014
After being inactive in Week 1, Jacquies Smith was released by the Bills on Monday. (Photo: Jason Bridge — USA Today Sports)

After being inactive in Week 1, Jacquies Smith was released by the Bills on Monday. (Photo: Jason Bridge — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Although the roster formed by the cutdown to 53 players is often considered to be a team’s “final roster,” it was already known that the Buffalo Bills would be making at least one roster move this week in order to add linebacker Nigel Bradham, who was suspended for the team’s first game, back to the active 53-man roster.

The Bills made that move Monday by releasing defensive end Jacquies Smith.

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Buffalo Bills Sign Stevenson Sylvester, Release Mike Caussin, Place Five on Non-Participation Lists

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Former Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester was signed by the Bills four days prior to the start of training camp. (Photo: Jeff Hanisch — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

With the first practice of training camp just four days away, the Buffalo Bills had a busy afternoon of transactions Wednesday.

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Is Franchise Tagging Jairus Byrd The Right Move for Buffalo Bills?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Bills have until Monday to make a decision on whether to place a franchise tag on free safety Jairus Byrd. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

With Monday’s franchise tag deadline fast approaching, the Buffalo Bills have a major decision on one of their team’s best players, free safety Jairus Byrd. While the Bills and Byrd are reportedly involved in “pleasant” contract discussions, according to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, Buffalo might be forced into the choice of either franchise Byrd for a second consecutive season, or letting Byrd walk, if no resolution is made by the weekend.

Typically, franchising a player of Byrd’s caliber would be an easy decision, as he is one of the NFL’s best players at his position and should receive top dollars if he does reach the open market. In this situation, that decision is not as obvious.

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