Inside The Bills

Why Westerman is instant competition

Posted by Chris Brown on August 14, 2013 – 4:16 pm

Bills recent signee LB Jamaal Westerman represents instant competition for the likes of Jamie Blatnick, Kourtnei Brown and Marcus Dowtin. Here’s why.

Even though he’s coming in with just a week of training camp left, Westerman spent his first three NFL seasons in Mike Pettine’s defensive scheme with the New York Jets. So picking up the defense will take all of a couple of days for him.

That means he could step right into the team segments of practice pretty soon and take reps away from a couple of the other upstart candidates trying to make this roster.

Though it’s unlikely we’ll find out if Westerman will dress for Friday night’s preseason game against Minnesota. Westerman will wear jersey 93.

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Jersey numbers for Branch and Dowtin

Posted by Chris Brown on April 15, 2013 – 2:45 pm

Two of the newest additions to the Bills roster have been assigned jersey numbers as the voluntary veteran minicamp gets going on Tuesday afternoon.

DT Alan Branch and LB Marcus Dowtin both have their jersey assignments. Branch will wear 90 while Dowtin, who was just claimed off waivers last week will wear 54.

Buffalo’s voluntary veteran minicamp will run Tuesday through Thursday. We’ll have full coverage here on

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