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Buffalo Bills swap fullbacks following injury

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Sam Rogers signed as backup after Zach Olstad injured ankle

The Buffalo Bills have made a change at the backup fullback position, inking Sam Rogers to a contract, according to head coach Sean McDermott. Rogers, who was waived by the Los Angeles Rams in May, will serve as the primary backup to veteran starter Patrick DiMarco.

Rogers was selected by the Rams with the 22nd pick of the sixth round (pick No. 206 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. After initially being cut by the team in September, Rogers spent his rookie season on the Rams’ practice squad.

The team signed Rogers to take over the backup fullback role after Zach Olstad was waived/injured because of an ankle injury. He was injured Monday.

Olstad was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Winona State, where he was a former walk-on. The Bills signed Olstad in May after he impressed during a tryout at rookie minicamp. He was the only player among the 30 who auditioned for the Bills to earn a contract.