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Bills practice squad eligibility list

Posted by Chris Brown on August 21, 2014 – 3:56 pm

With the new rules expanding the Bills practice squad from eight to 10 players and allowing players with up to two accrued NFL seasons to serve on a practice squad here’s a breakdown of the players who are eligible from Buffalo’s roster.

The first list identifies what players are eligible under the original designation of practice squad player. These are the players who could make up the first eight spots.

QB – Dennis Dixon

RB – Ronnie Wingo

WR – Caleb Holley, Chris Summers, Sammy Watkins

TE – Dominique Jones

OL – Seantrel Henderson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Macky MacPherson, Antoine McClain, Cyril Richardson, J.J. ‘Unga, Jared Wheeler

DE – Ike Igbinosun, Bryan Johnson, Jacquies Smith

DT – Stefan Charles, Damien Jacobs

LBs – Xavius Boyd, Preston Brown, Jimmy Gaines, Randell Johnson, Ty Powell 

CBs – Ross Cockrell, Sam Miller, Bobby Felder, Kamaal McIlwain

 S – Derek Brim, Deon Broomfield, JaJuan Harley, Kenny Ladler, Jonathan Meeks

K/P – Jake Dombrowski, Dustin Hopkins

This second list is the group of players who could fill the two spots on the practice squad by having two accrued NFL seasons or being active for less than nine regular season games in any of their accrued NFL seasons.

QB – EJ Manuel, Jeff Tuel

RB/FB – Bryce Brown, Evan Rodriguez, Frank Summers

WR – Marquise Goodwin,  T.J. Graham, Chris Hogan, Naaman Roosevelt, Robert Woods

TE – Chris Gragg

OL – Cordy Glenn, Chris Hairston

 DT – Corbin Bryant

 LBs –  Kiko Alonso, Nigel Bradham

CBs – Ron Brooks, Stephon Gilmore, Nickell Robey

S – Duke Williams


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Bills add 2 to practice squad

Posted by Chris Brown on December 18, 2012 – 4:32 pm

With LB Greg Lloyd and WR Chris Hogan called up to the Croce roster here are the two players the Bills signed to the practice squad to take their place.

Buffalo signed WR Kevin Elliott and LB Brian Smith to the practice squad.

Elliott entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville in May. The 6-3, 205-pound Florida A&M product caught 10 passes for 108 yards in 13 games with the Jaguars before being released on December 15th. He will wear No. 18.

Smith entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Cleveland in 2011 and saw action in two games with the Browns in his rookie season. The 6-3, 240-pound Notre Dame product spent the 2012 training camp with Tampa Bay. He will wear No. 58.


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Bills that are practice squad eligible

Posted by Chris Brown on August 26, 2012 – 7:00 am

With roster reductions taking place this week, a factor in some of that decision making is the practice squad eligibility of players. Here are the players on Buffalo’s roster that still have practice squad eligibility.

WR Kamar Aiken
G/C Mark Asper
LB Nigel Bradham
CB Ron Brooks
RB Zac Brown
LB Tank Carder
OT James Carmon
TE Mike Caussin (on Active/PUP)
FB/TE Dorin Dickerson
WR Marcus Easley
DE Robert Eddins
DE Sean Ferguson
DL Jarron Gilbert
CB Stephon Gilmore
OT Cordy Glenn
WR T.J. Graham
CB Isaiah Green
S Delano Howell
CB Prince Miller
DE Kyle Moore
TE Fendi Onobun
K John Potter
P Shawn Powell
DT Jay Ross
S Nick Saenz
OT Zebrie Sanders
WR Derek Session
C David Snow
S Nick Sukay
OL Jake Vermiglio
LB Chris White
OL Keith Williams
OT Sam Young

The following free agent players are eligible to be signed to a Practice Squad:

1. Players who do not have an Accrued Season of free agent credit; or

2. Players who have one or more Accrued Seasons, but who were on the Active List for fewer than nine regular season games during each of such Accrued Seasons (Note:  any player who has an Accrued Season during which he was on the Active List for nine or more regular season games is not eligible for the Practice Squad).

A player may serve on a Practice Squad a maximum of three seasons.  However, a player who has served two seasons on a Practice Squad, as defined below, is permitted to serve on a Practice Squad in a third season only if the team by which he is employed that season has 53 players on its Active/Inactive List during the entire period of his employment

The Bills have to reduce their roster to 53 by 9 pm on Friday Aug. 31st.


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