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Snow elevated to 53-man roster

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2012 – 4:07 pm

For the second straight week, Bills practice squad OL David Snow has been elevated to the active roster.

Last week he was elevated for emergency depth on Buffalo’s offensive line with Kraig Urbik out, Chad Rinehart gimpy with a calf injury and Eric Wood dealing with a foot ailment.

This week Snow, a center-guard, replaced the released Reggie Wells.

Wells was signed to the roster last week for depth as well, but did not dress for the Arizona game. Snow was active, but did not play. The rookie signed with the club as an undrafted free agent back in May.

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Jersey numbers for Snow and Ross

Posted by Chris Brown on October 14, 2012 – 1:45 pm

C-G David Snow and DT Jay Ross were called up from the practice squad on Saturday. Here are the jersey numbers they’ll be wearing today.

Snow will wear jersey number 61. Ross will wear jersey number 73.

Also recently signed OL Reggie Wells will wear jersey number 68.

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OL Wells unlikely to dress Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 10, 2012 – 3:58 pm

Having just signed Tuesday and getting his first practice in today, head coach Chan Gailey said it’s unlikely that new OL Reggie Wells will be dressed to play on Sunday against Arizona.

“It’s not easy to integrate a guy this time of year that has no familiarity with your system at all,” said Gailey. “The great thing is Reggie is a nine-year vet. He probably has heard a lot of different things so he can integrate into the system a lot quicker. I doubt he’ll make it this week, but he ought to be up to speed enough to play maybe the next week.”

If Wells doesn’t dress that would leave Buffalo with just six offensive linemen to dress Sunday counting Chad Rinehart, who is iffy with a calf injury. Typically the team dresses seven offensive linemen for a game, so it’s likely that Buffalo makes another player move with one of their practice squad players, most likely David Snow, who knows the offensive system having been with the club since May when he was signed as an undrafted rookie.

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Experience the edge for Wells

Posted by Chris Brown on October 10, 2012 – 2:08 pm

Buffalo has three young offensive linemen on their practice squad, so with holes to plug on the offensive line it was at least possible that the Bills would tap one of their developmental players to fill the void. But the team chose to go with a player that had a wealth of game time under his belt in Reggie Wells.

“To be honest with you we wanted some experience, somebody that had played in the league and had some success,” Bills GM Buddy Nix told “The three guys we’ve got are good developmental guys, but probably not completely ready to step in.”

Wells’ versatility was also a plus.

“He played tackle and guard and he has started games at tackle and he’s actually played two or three games at center so he’s played all five spots,” said Nix. “but I’d say he’s best suited as a guard.”

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Not 1st time Bills interested in Wells

Posted by Chris Brown on October 9, 2012 – 8:53 pm

With the signing of free agent OL Reggie Wells Tuesday it marks the second time the Bills tried to sign the veteran lineman. The other time was six years ago.

In the free agency period of the 2006 offseason the Bills tendered then restricted free agent OL Reggie Wells to an offer sheet giving the Arizona Cardinals a week to match or receiver a sixth-round pick as compensation. Arizona said all along they would match the contract and they did.

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