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Buffalo Bills add a familiar face Philly Brown to the receiving corps

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The McDermott connection lives on

NFL: Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

After Jordan Matthews went down with an injury that’s expected to keep him out for a month, the Buffalo Bills needed help at the receiver position. On Tuesday, the Bills turned to Philly Brown, who spent all of training camp and four preseason games with the Bills, to come help bolster the receiving corps during Matthews’ injury.

Brown looked to be a reliable target for the quarterbacks. His release after the fourth preseason game was a bit of a surprise, leaving the Bills even more depleted at the position. Over four preseason games, Brown had 9 catches for a total of 87 yards.

Brown originally came over from the Carolina Panthers, following the former defensive coordinator for the team, Sean McDermott. He adds a bit more speed from the slot position than the likes of Andre Holmes and Zay Jones. At only 25-years old, Brown still has the ability to contribute to a team and if he performs well, he might find himself a long-term home in Buffalo.