Injuries suffered by Andre Holmes and Travaris Cadet landed them on injured reserve. Buffalo promoted three players from the practice squad to help fill the void.
In the wake of some injuries suffered by players on the active roster, the Bills have promoted three players from their practice squad.
Buffalo elevated WR Malachi Dupre, RB Marcus Murphy and DT Rickey Hatley to the 53-man roster. To make room for them the Bills placed WR Andre Holmes and RB Travaris Cadet on injured reserve. Holmes missed last week’s game with a neck injury. Cadet suffered a fractured ankle in Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
The other roster spot was created with the release of DT DeAndre Coleman.
Dupre (6-2, 196) has been on Buffalo’s practice squad since mid-September. A seventh-round pick of the Green Bay Packers this past spring, the LSU product did not make the team’s final roster.
Murphy (5-9, 195) is a third-year player who was last with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad before he was signed to Buffalo’s practice squad last month. A former seventh-round pick of the New Orleans Saints, Murphy was primarily used as a return specialist. With Cadet out for the season however, Murphy could serve as a backup to LeSean McCoy in Week 17.
Finally, DT Rickey Hatley (6-4, 320) had just been signed to the team’s practice squad over the weekend. The rookie went undrafted and was signed by Houston, but didn’t make their final roster. He was last serving on the Chiefs practice squad before signing with Buffalo a few days ago.