Nelson to I-R; Bills sign HB White
Throughout his tenure with the Buffalo Bills, wide receiver David Nelson has made it a habit of escaping what could have been serious injuries to come back in a short amount of time.
After the team's loss to the New York Jets, Nelson's luck ran out.
The third-year wide receiver suffered a torn ACL in the fourth quarter of the Bills' regular season opener, and was placed on Injured Reserve by the team on Tuesday. Before leaving the game with the injury, Nelson had two catches for 31 yards.
Over the course of his first two seasons with the Bills, Nelson amassed 92 catches for 1,011 yards and eight touchdowns. He served as the slot receiver in the team's spread attack.
With an opening on the roster, the Bills have signed running back Johnny White on to the 53-man squad. White was drafted by the team in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played in 12 games for the Bills last season, carrying the ball 12 times for 38 yards.
He was released on August 31 after losing the battle as the third-string running back to Tashard Choice. White, who previously wore No. 20 before his release, will be No. 29 from this point forward.