Posted: Sunday, 04 August 2013 12:21PM

Bills sign tight end and release Eckerson



Pittsford, NY (WGR 550)  -- Staying busy throughout training camp with personnel moves, the Buffalo Bills have swapped out an offensive lineman for a tight end. The team announced Sunday morning that they have signed tight end Nick Provo to an undisclosed contract, and released offensive tackle Hutch Eckerson.

Provo has a brief history with the Bills, participating in the team's voluntary mini-camp in April as a tryout player. He played for Buffalo Head Coach Doug Marrone while attending Syracuse University, and signed on with the Baltimore Ravens after going undrafted in 2012. The 6-foot-4, 249-pound Provo has been a free agent since being released in 2012.

The Bills elected to cut ties with Eckerson, who was brought in during the 2013 off-season. The offensive lineman had been taking third-team repetitions at right tackle throughout camp, but was recently losing time on the field to the recently signed Tony Hills.

The Bills roster stands at 88, with two openings still for both franchised safety Jairus Byrd and offensive tackle Chris Hairston (PUP list) for when they return.

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