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Buffalo Bills make two roster swaps during OTAs

Two players out, two players in

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 two signings on Wednesday and subsequently released two players, the team announced. Coming in are tight end Nate Becker and defensive tackle L.T. Walton. Heading out are tight end Moral Stephens and defensive tackle Qundarius Thagard.

Becker is primarily a blocking tight end out of the University of Miami Ohio, and was signed as a UDFA by the Detroit Lions following the draft but released following rookie minicamp. He replaces Stephens, who was signed after rookie minicamp.

Walton has more experience than any of the players mentioned elsewhere in these transactions. He was a sixth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 and was a rotational defensive end in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 defense. That experience allows him to transition to a 3-tech defensive tackle in Buffalo. After his rookie contract expired, he had remained unsigned. He’s appeared in 36 career games with 22 tackles, two sacks, and three pass knockdowns.

The Bills have mandatory minicamp next week and will likely continue shuffling the bottom half of their roster.