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Bills sign OT Michael Ola to active roster

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This fills up the spot that was vacated by Jordan Gay.

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To fill their open roster spot, the Bills announced the signing of offensive lineman Michael Ola from the practice squad of the New York Giants:

Ola, who measures somewhere between 6’2” 302 and 6’5” 312 depending on which ledger you’re reading, is a versatile fill-in lineman with a couple seasons of starting experience under his belt. Ola began his career in Arena League and the CFL before joining Miami’s practice squad in 2014. He made his professional debut with Chicago in 2014, where current Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was working.

Ola has experience at tackle and guard from both sides of the offensive line, making him a desirable swing lineman. Pro Football Focus considered him one of Detroit’s “reasons for optimism” during a rough 2015 season.

Wondering why the Bills signed a tackle with Seantrel Henderson just a week away from coming off his suspension? Well, as Doug Whaley told WGR550 yesterday, Cyrus Kouandjio didn’t come off of Sunday’s game feeling 100 percent.

Ola will be available in the chance that Kouandjio’s pain flares up against the Patriots.