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Bills fill out practice squad by signing two, releasing one

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Buffalo’s practice squad is complete.

It wasn’t exactly an expedited process, but the Buffalo Bills now have a full practice squad. They got to the 10-man limit by signing tight end Gerald Christian and NT Deandre Coleman per an official team press release.

Ever since the season-ending injury to Chris Gragg, which occurred during the third preseason game against Washington on August 26, the Bills have been searching for a depth tight end, and they address that need to a certain degree with Christian.

The Cardinals made him Mr. Irrelevant in the 2015 NFL Draft after he caught 60 passes for 810 yards and nine touchdowns in his two seasons at Louisville.

At 6’3” and 244 pounds with huge, 10 3/4” hands and respectable production in college, Christian is clearly a “move” tight end, which is the type of tight end Greg Roman utilizes in his offense.

As for Coleman, he played four years at California and went undrafted in 2014. At almost 6’4 1/2” and 315 pounds with monstrous 34 3/8” arms, he has clear-cut two-gapping nose tackle characteristics.

To make room for this duo, Buffalo released the recently signed Damian Parms off the practice squad.

Here’s a look at the practice squad the Bills will have when regular season begins:

TE Gerald Christian

NT DeAndre Coleman

LB Carlos Fields

K Jordan Gay

CB Doran Grant

WR Matt Hazel

G Gabe Ikard

WR Dezmin Lewis

CB Marcus Roberson

DE Max Valles