Bills make six roster moves

October 25, 2016
Categories: 
The Buffalo Bills had their usual off day on Tuesday before getting back to practice on Wednesday to prepare for the New England Patriots on Sunday.

However, the Bills made six roster moves on Tuesday to get ready for the week ahead.

First, Buffalo has promoted wide receiver Ed Eagan to the active 53-man roster.

Eagan, 23, was brought on to the practice squad by the Bills on September 27 after spending some time with the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns. Dallas originally brought in Eagan as an undrafted free agent from Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Eagan played 44 games in his collegiate career and was a cornerback before transitioning to wide receiver.

To make room for Eagan, the Bills released offensive lineman Michael Ola from the active roster.

The Bills also made three additions to the practice squad, signing tight end Gerald Christian, wide receiver Mose Frazier, and defensive back Joe Powell.

Christian, 25, returns to the Bills practice squad after being released from the active roster on Friday. Christian was a seventh-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals last season and was originally signed to the Bills practice squad back on September 7.

Frazier started his National Football League career as part of the Denver Broncos practice squad as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Memphis. In three seasons with the Tigers, Frazier caught 135 passes for nearly 1,600 yards and eight touchdowns.

As for Powell, he comes to the practice squad after entering the NFL with the New York Giants. Powell has spent time playing with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks in the Professional Indoor Football League, and with the Cleveland Gladiators in the Arena Football League. In 2013, Powell played junior college football at Globe Institute of Technology. Powell recorded 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and an interception while playing strong safety.

The Bills have also announced that they have released wide receiver Corey Washington from the practice squad.