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Posted: Wednesday, 14 August 2013 4:32PM

New Bills OLB familiar with Pettine



Pittsford, NY (WGR 550)  -- The Buffalo Bills opened up some room earlier on Wednesday with the release of tight end Mike Caussin, and they filled that void later on in the day. The team announced just under two hours before their Wednesday night practice that they have signed outside linebacker Jamaal Westerman to an undisclosed contract.

Westerman, 28, is no stranger to defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's scheme. He spent three seasons as a member of the Jets with Pettine, appearing in 36 games in which three were starts.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Westerman had 49 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble in three seasons with the Jets (2009-2011). The linebacker then signed with Miami in the 2012 off-season, only to be waived ahead of the start of the regular season.

Westerman was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals and stayed on their roster into November. The Cardinals then released him, paving the way for Indianapolis to sign him in early December.

Throughout 2012 Westerman appeared in nine games, registering four tackles and one sack on the season. With the move, the Bills roster is now back to 87 players. Westerman will wear no. 93.

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