Bills Promote Marcus Roberson

The Bills only filled one of their two open roster spots yesterday, and it looks like they’ll be using that final opening to add a defensive back. According to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW in Buffalo (via Twitter), the Bills have promoted cornerback Marcus Roberson from the practice squad.

Marcus Roberson

The former undrafted free agent out of Florida won’t be making his NFL debut, as the 24-year-old appeared in 25 games with the Rams between 2014 and 2015. In that time, Roberson compiled 34 tackles, seven passes defended, and one interception. Despite appearing in 16 games (with four starts) for the Rams last season, the team released the cornerback in early September. Roberson will join a deep cornerback corps that features Stephon Gilmore, Ronald DarbyNickell RobeyKevon Seymour, and Corey White.

Considering the injuries to the Bills’ wideouts, some believed the team would use their final roster spot on a receiver. However, Buscaglia believes top wideout Robert Woods must be healthy enough for this weekend, limiting the urgency to promote or acquire another receiver.

The Bills waived tight end Manasseh Garner and wide receiver Ed Eagan yesterday, and they also promoted tight end Gerald Christian from the practice squad.

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