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Report: Bills promote WR Ed Eagan

The Bills opted to go with a quick, speedy wideout for the anticipated receiver addition.

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Tyrod Taylor may be getting a new toy to work with on Sunday, and it probably isn’t the first name that came to your mind.

Per ESPN’s Mike Rodak, the Buffalo Bills have promoted wide receiver Ed Eagan from their practice squad and waived tackle Michael Ola. The latter was being used as insurance while Cordy Glenn, Cyrus Kouandjio, and Seantrel Henderson recovered from injuries. If he’s on his way off the team, those players should be back into good shape.

With the recent addition, what does this mean for Dezmin Lewis? It seemed as though Rex Ryan wasn’t too optimistic about promoting the second-year receiver during a press conference, when he implied that the team may look somewhere else on their practice squad to add receiver depth. Were the Bills just looking for a speed threat, or is Lewis just not skilled enough for the NFL?

There’s a good chance Eagan’s promotion signals more time at wide receiver for primary return man Brandon Tate.

Eagan was an undrafted free agent in 2016 and started out as a camp invitee for the Dallas Cowboys to start the year but found his way to the Bills practice squad.

He’s a small and shifty receiver who stands at 5’10’’ and 195 pounds. A Northwestern State alum, Eagan served as a chain-mover from the slot and a return man. He has good deep speed, impressive agility and had a knack for getting in the end zone in college. Eagan finished his three-year Northwestern State career as a receiver — he played cornerback as a freshman — with 175 receptions, 2229 receiving yards, 13 receiving touchdowns and four scores as a punt and kick returner.

Wondering how Eagan plays the game? Here’s a college highlight tape.