The Buffalo Bills have acted on the vacancy created when cornerback Vontae Davis absconded on Sunday, promoting cornerback Ryan Lewis from the practice squad to replace the missing depth. Lewis was on the roster in week one, but shunted down to the practice squad when the Bills claimed Ike Boettger on waivers. With Davis gone, and Taron Johnson and Phillip Gaines injured, the only healthy corners on the roster were Tre’Davious White and Lafayette Pitts.
Both Johnson and Gaines have the potential to play on Sunday, but if one of them can’t, Lewis will be activated. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017 after playing in 51 games for Pitt.
By promoting Lewis, along with adding Robert Thomas last weekend, the Bills had two vacancies on their practice squad. The team signed two new players to fill out the group. Cornerback Michael Hunter joins Levi Wallace as a secondary member on the squad, and he’s a similar lean defender at 6’0” and 186 pounds. The 25-year-old from Oklahoma State is entering his third NFL season after joining the league as an undrafted free agent with the Giants. He has appeared in six games to this point in his career. Wide receiver Hunter Sharp was an undrafted rookie from Utah State in 2016. He spent most of 2017 on a practice squad, but has three career games, five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown on his pro resume.