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Buffalo Bills sign Duke Williams

Not shocking

NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have elevated wide receiver Duke Williams from the practice squad to the active roster. Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN says the plan is to play Duke Williams “a lot” this Sunday.

Buffalo had an open roster spot following the release of tackle Conor McDermott. It was seen as a precaution for the QB decision regarding Josh Allen's concussion. McDermott was claimed by the New York Jets, if Buffalo had hoped to get him to the practice squad.

Williams had a good preseason and many Bills fans had been clamoring for his placement on the active roster. With Cole Beasley resting Friday, Robert Foster limited with a groin injury, Devin Singletary still sidelined with a hamstring problem, and Corey Thompson out with an ankle injury, Williams could contribute on offense and special teams this weekend. He has been practicing on the first-team punt team this week, telegraphing the move.

The Bills play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville.