With two available roster spots thanks to the release of Cordell Roberson and Darius Robinson on Friday, the Buffalo Bills have brought in two new players today: wide receiver Tori Gurley and cornerback Kamaal McIlwain.
Gurley, an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina in 2011, has spent most of his three-plus seasons in the NFL bouncing around various practice squads. To this point, he has spent time with Green Bay, Minnesota, Oakland, Tampa Bay, San Diego, and Cleveland, where he made a 15-yard catch in their season-opening loss to Miami last season. He ended the 2013 season on Green Bay's practice squad.
At 6'4" and 230 pounds, Gurley is the type of receiver with size that the Bills like to have in the fold. The Rock Hill native (same as Stephon Gilmore) accumulated 75 receptions, 905 yards, and six touchdowns in two seasons under Steve Spurrier.
McIlwain, meanwhile, was a 2011 undrafted free agent out of Newberry. The 5'10", 186-pound athlete has sub-4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 34.5-inch vertical leap, and in a Bills defensive backfield that is crowded with larger players, he profiles as competition for a slot job. He has spent time with Carolina and Kansas City since entering the league, among other teams.
Both Gurley and McIlwain were tryout players for the Bills when they held their mandatory team minicamp at the end of June.