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Why Jefferson is on the practice squad

Posted by Chris Brown on November 26, 2008 – 10:10 pm

Three receivers on a practice squad is a little heavy, but I’ve figured out why he’s here. One of Buffalo’s practice squad receivers is hurt.

Felton Huggins has not practiced for over a week now and I believe they signed Jefferson so they have enough receivers to run scout team stuff of the 49ers for the starting defense.

With Huggins out of the mix the Bills would have to press more of their active roster receivers into action, so Jefferson helps to fill the bill there while Huggins is on the mend.

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Practice squad add likely a ‘look see’

Posted by Chris Brown on November 26, 2008 – 4:00 pm

The addition of WR Mike Jefferson to the practice squad Wednesday was puzzling on the surface. Adding Jefferson means that more than a third of the eight-man units consists of receivers (37.5%).

It also means all but one of the practice squad roster spots is occupied by offensive players.

It’s not like there’s anything wrong with that, but typically practice squads are a bit more balanced. Of course Buffalo has had to draw from the defensive side of their practice squad more this season with the injuries at LB and DB.

I believe the addition of Mike Jefferson is simply to allow the Bills to take a look at him for a few weeks and see what he has to offer.

I know the organization likes Felton Huggins and C.J. Hawthorne, so unless Jefferson is remarkable in practice, I still see those guys as the most likely callups if there is a rash of injuries at the receiver position.

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