The Buffalo Bills don't have a general manager at the moment - Buddy Nix stepped down yesterday, and a replacement has not yet officially been named - but they're humming along, business as usual, nonetheless. The team made a roster move on Tuesday, signing tight end Mickey Shuler and waiving undrafted rookie free agent receiver Kevin Norrell.
Shuler, 26, is a fourth-year player out of Penn State that was a seventh-round pick in Minnesota in 2010, and who spent the bulk of the 2012 campaign on Oakland's practice squad. Numbers are a concern for the Bills with tight end Scott Chandler recovering from off-season surgery, and the 6'4", 251-pound Shuler is the type of athlete (4.63 40, 37.5-inch vertical jump, 10'11" broad jump) that the team has coveted at the position. That said, in three years at Penn State and three more in the NFL, he's caught 29 passes for 344 yards and four touchdowns in his last six years of football.
Norrell played collegiately at Stony Brook, and was facing a steep climb to the final roster behind a young and talented group of receivers in front of him on the depth chart.