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By Joe Buscaglia
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Bills practice squad brought up to 9, 1 spot remaining

The Buffalo Bills are taking advantage of the new practice squad allotment rules in the National Football League.

The league announced this summer that each team will be allowed to have 10 practice squad players on their roster at any given time, up from eight for many years before. Following the weekend of final cuts, the Bills announced the signing of nine players to their practice squad.

Buffalo elected to bring back seven of their own that didn't make the initial 53-man roster of the season. Quarterback Jeff Tuel, safety Kenny Ladler, linebacker Jimmy Gaines, safety Deon Broomfield, defensive end Bryan Johnson, wide receiver Caleb Holley and defensive lineman Ikponmwosa Igbinosun were all kept in house by the Bills over the weekend as members of their scout team.

The Bills also added two more players from out-of-house shortly before practice on Monday. The team announced the signing of guard D.J. Morrell and fullback Lonnie Pryor, which leaves only one empty spot on their practice squad.

Morrell entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Old Dominion and spent the summer with the St. Louis Rams before the team cut him. Prior to landing in St. Louis, he was originally signed by the Detroit Lions following the NFL Draft.

Pryor is in his second NFL season out of Florida State University, having spent 2013 and the 2014 preseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Following the 2013 NFL Draft, the fullback originally signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars out of college.

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**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press

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09/01/2014 1:09PM
Bills practice squad brought up to 9, 1 spot remaining
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09/01/2014 1:48PM
They just can't seem to throw out the garbage. What a Joke! Let's talk Sabres?
09/01/2014 1:49PM
Put Naaman Roosevelt on the practice squad, he's worthy and the Bills can show some hometown lo
The wr deserves the spot, it serves two purposes and the Bills are going to need extra receivers.
09/01/2014 2:29PM
Pryor is a steal!!
The man does it all... Blocks runs and catches. Not great speed yet very smart and a leader!! I am very pleased with this addition.
09/01/2014 9:46PM
Why 3 kickers on the roster? The Bills are not so great that they can afford to waste a roster spot. I'd be OK with another QB. They need plenty of them.
09/01/2014 10:13PM
ya pryor
This guy is a good back he does it allhe will be on this roster soon watch and see
09/02/2014 7:13AM
3 kickers
When Bradham comes back next week one of the kickers will be gone!
09/02/2014 9:09AM
The QB on our practice squad is better than our starter...
09/02/2014 2:38PM
Defensive End
The Bills need a developmental pass rusher. Michael Sams is available.
09/02/2014 7:37PM
why not?
Bills should have signed TEBOW- they might as well give this circus a star?Tebow might not be the best but for entertainment value? he'd be awesome- plus the Bills might win a few games too? or let's bring back JP- at least he can heave it downfield- Watkins and Williams would love that- just think of all the spectacular catches they'd make?
09/02/2014 8:27PM
Who gives a flying.....
This team continues to be a joke under Russ Brandon. He is in way, way over his head as the top management man of an NFL franchise and the record will bear it out once again. Tell me one playoff contender that would have handled the QB depth chart as poorly as this sham of a franchise. They make rookie mistakes year I and year out under his watch. Here's hoping Pegula doesn't make the same mistake with the Bills he made with the Sabres. Brandon and Co. Need to be swept out...and the sooner the better.
09/03/2014 8:43AM
Where is one of the biggest surprises during camp? Or was he just someone who guessed the snap count?
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