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Buffalo Bills claim OG Ike Boettger, waive CB Ryan Lewis

The Bills swapped out a pair of roster cutdown players.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills made a pair of corresponding roster moves on Wednesday, releasing cornerback Ryan Lewis and claiming guard Ike Boettger off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Boettger was waived on Tuesday following the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 1 game. Kansas City had to make room for tight end Demetrius Harris, who was coming off the league’s suspended list. Boettger was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Bills in 2018 and spent all offseason in Buffalo before final roster cuts. He was claimed by the Chiefs the next day.

Likewise, cornerback Ryan Carter was released by the New England Patriots on roster cutdown day and lasted just over a week in Buffalo.

This might be good news for rookie CB Taron Johnson’s injury. The Bills have only five cornerbacks including Johnson, who left the field with an injury in Buffalo’s season-opening loss.

Boettger’s place on the Bills seems odd. Buffalo already has a backup interior lineman in Russell Bodine and a rookie backup in Wyatt Teller. With Marshall Newhouse and Conor McDermott as reserve tackles, Buffalo has ten offensive lineman on the roster now.