12:38pm: The Bills have officially activated Spiller, the team announced in a press release.
FRIDAY, 11:44am: Head coach Doug Marrone confirmed today that Spiller will be added to the Bills’ 53-man roster today and is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Raiders (Twitter link).
TUESDAY, 2:17pm: The Bills have parted ways with fullback Frank Summers, the team announced today in a press release. The 29-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any team, assuming he clears waivers tomorrow.
Summers, a former fifth-round pick, joined the Bills prior to the 2013 season, and acted as the team’s regular fullback for the last two seasons. However, he saw his playing time decline a little this year, playing just 129 defensive snaps after logging 232 a year ago. “The Tank” hadn’t seen action on offense for Buffalo since Week 11.
While the Bills have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, Summers’ release clears a spot for C.J. Spiller, as Mike Rodak of ESPN.com notes (via Twitter). The Bills running back is set to come off the injured reserve list this week, and will likely be activated shortly. Still, it’s not clear if Spiller, who is recovering from a collarbone injury, will be healthy enough to play in the team’s Week 16 contest against Oakland.