Buffalo Bills final roster: Brandon Burton tweets he's signed

Hannah Foslien

The Bills needed reinforcements at cornerback, and appear to have found some help in this former fifth-round draft pick out of Utah.

Ex-Minnesota Vikings cornerback Brandon Burton tweets that he is now a member of the Buffalo Bills.

Burton, 24, was a fifth-round pick of the Vikings in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Utah - but many expected him to be selected earlier that year. The 6'0", 190-pound cornerback ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at the 2011 scouting combine following a three-year career at Utah in which he started for two seasons, accumulating 98 tackles, a sack and three interceptions in that time frame.

In two seasons with the Vikings, Burton appeared in only 14 games and was buried on Minnesota's depth chart, failing to ascend in his first two seasons. He is not practice squad eligible, meaning that he's the first of three expected additions to the Bills' 53-man roster, where he becomes the sixth cornerback on the active list. He has a chance to suit up on game days and play special teams while Stephon Gilmore is sidelined with his wrist injury.

We'll continue to keep track of the Bills' cutdown weekend roster moves in this StoryStream.

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