Bills practice squad brought up to 9, 1 spot remaining
The Buffalo Bills are taking advantage of the new practice squad allotment rules in the National Football League.
The league announced this summer that each team will be allowed to have 10 practice squad players on their roster at any given time, up from eight for many years before. Following the weekend of final cuts, the Bills announced the signing of nine players to their practice squad.
Buffalo elected to bring back seven of their own that didn't make the initial 53-man roster of the season. Quarterback Jeff Tuel, safety Kenny Ladler, linebacker Jimmy Gaines, safety Deon Broomfield, defensive end Bryan Johnson, wide receiver Caleb Holley and defensive lineman Ikponmwosa Igbinosun were all kept in house by the Bills over the weekend as members of their scout team.
The Bills also added two more players from out-of-house shortly before practice on Monday. The team announced the signing of guard D.J. Morrell and fullback Lonnie Pryor, which leaves only one empty spot on their practice squad.
Morrell entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Old Dominion and spent the summer with the St. Louis Rams before the team cut him. Prior to landing in St. Louis, he was originally signed by the Detroit Lions following the NFL Draft.
Pryor is in his second NFL season out of Florida State University, having spent 2013 and the 2014 preseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Following the 2013 NFL Draft, the fullback originally signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars out of college.
**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press
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