With safeties Micah Hyde and Rafael Bush not practicing all week and likely out for the game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, the Buffalo Bills have made a roster move to shore up the position by adding Dean Marlowe from the practice squad. Marlowe was working with the first-team defense in practice this week with Hyde and Bush sidelined.
After Jordan Poyer, the Bills only had rookie Siran Neal on the roster at the position. Neal played two snaps against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 and will likely be the backup this Sunday.
Marlowe played five games for the Panthers in 2015 and 2016 when Bills head coach Sean McDermott was the defensive coordinator in Carolina. He was released during final cuts this year and immediately signed to the practice squad. He was also on the practice squad last year.
To add Marlowe to the roster, the team released tight end Khari Lee. Lee played in ten games for the Bills over the last two seasons and while he was frequently inactive, he had never been released by Buffalo before. He has one catch for five yards this year. Buffalo will roll with Charles Clay (also on the injury report this week), Jason Croom, and Logan Thomas as the tight end position.