Bills sign a WR, CB on day before first practice
On Friday afternoon Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said they were in the process of bringing in two young players and that an announcement could be coming on Saturday. Whaley was a man of his word.
The team announced Saturday morning that they've signed wide receiver Tori Gurley and cornerback Kamaal McIlwan. Both players participated in the team's mandatory minicamp on a tryout basis in June.
Gurley is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound wideout that spent the 2013 season with the Cleveland Browns. He first came to the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina, and has had stops with five other teams besides the Browns and Bills (Vikings, Raiders, Buccaneers, Chargers, Ravens) already in his short career.
Like Gurley, McIlwan also entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Newberry College. His only previous stop was with the Kansas City Chiefs, who released him ahead of the 2013 season. The cornerback stands at 5-foot-10 and 175-pounds.
The tall wide receiver and undersized cornerback replaces the tall wide receiver and undersized cornerback that was just released from the roster on Friday. Gurley and McIlwan replace wideout Cordell Roberson and cornerback Darius Robinson.
With the move on Saturday, the team's roster is back up to it's full capacity of 90 players.
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