(WGR 550) -- Perhaps feeling slim at the position, the Buffalo Bills have acquired another tight end to help shape the roster as they continue to go through Organized Team Activities. The team announced on Tuesday evening that they were awarded 26-year old tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers.
Having been cut by the Oakland Raiders earlier this week, the Bills put in the highest waiver claim for Shuler and promptly added him to the roster. In partnership with the move, the team also announced they have waived undrafted free agent wide receiver Kevin Norell.
Shuler is a 6-foot-4, 247-pound player noted for his blocking abilities at the position. He spent the majority of the 2012 season on the Oakland practice squad after being cut ahead of the season by the Minnesota Vikings. Shuler was a seventh-round selection in 2010 by Minnesota, and made the team outright in his rookie season.
Two weeks in, however, Shuler was cut and then claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins. He went through the rest of 2010 with the Dolphins, and was then cut ahead of the 2011 season. He later returned to the Vikings practice squad in November of 2011, and was eventually promoted by the end of the year.
Before the move, Buffalo only had four tight ends (Scott Chandler, Lee Smith, Chris Gragg, Mike Caussin) on their team. With both the addition and subtraction, the Bills roster remains at the maximum limit of 90 players.