Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- The time has come for Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brooks. After being one of the first players in league history to receive the "designated to return" tag during his stint on injured reserve, the Bills made it official on Friday.
The Bills announced that Brooks has been activated to the 53-man roster. To make room, the team placed guard Chad Rinehart on season-ending injured reserve due to an ankle injury.
Brooks, a fourth-round pick out of LSU, returns after having been injured near the end of the preseason and requiring foot surgery. He returned to practice a little over two weeks ago, and has been eligible to be activated for the past few days.
Speaking with WGR on Wednesday, Brooks said the Bills have been working at both the nickel and outside cornerback positions during his time at practice. For a full outlook of what he's been doing to keep himself ready, click here.
The Bills said if Brooks is active for the game, he will likely get time on the field.
Buffalo takes on the Houston Texans Sunday afternoon at Reliant Stadium.