The Buffalo Bills announced a pair of roster moves late Wednesday afternoon. The team has released offensive lineman De’Ondre Wesley with an injury settlement. They have also placed defensive end Mike Love on injured reserve.
Wesley was battling for a spot as a reserve offensive lineman, and his ability to play both guard and tackle would have fit nicely in what head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane covet in their reserve linemen. Wesley has been unable to practice due to a knee injury for the better part of the last two weeks.
Love was fighting for a chance to be the team’s fourth defensive end, and he was in the midst of a strong camp and preseason. Thanks to his success and the early success of seventh-round pick Darryl Johnson, some had begun to speculate that Buffalo would keep five defensive ends. Love suffered a pectoral injury in Buffalo’s preseason win over the Detroit Lions. Since he did not make the 53-man roster out of training camp, he is not eligible to return from injured reserve this season.
Buffalo’s roster now stands at 88 players plus an exemption for running back Christian Wade.