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Buffalo Bills activate CB Dane Jackson, WR Jake Kumerow from practice squad

The Bills’ two COVID call ups this week are injury replacements.

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 have activated WR Jake Kumerow and CB Dane Jackson from the team’s practice squad.

Jackson has appeared in two games this season as a call up, making the start in his first NFL game two weeks ago. He nabbed his first interception in that game and defended two passes. He returned to the active roster the following week but didn’t play any defensive snaps with Levi Wallace back in the lineup against the New England Patriots. Against New England, the Bills faced a run-heavy attack, which figures to be the opposite against the Seahawks. Josh Norman and Cam Lewis are still injured, so Jackson will be the fourth CB and should get playing time Sunday.

Kumerow hasn’t appeared in a game for the Bills but spent the last two years as a favorite of Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers. With Bills’ receivers healthy, this call up has more to do with special teams where gunner Taiwan Jones is out with a back injury. Kumerow played 33% of Green Bay’s special teams snaps in 2019, finishing with a few tackles on the year.

As part of the NFL/NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams are allowed to activate two members of their practice squad each week. They are also allowed to promote one player for every player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list but since Dawson Knox and Lee Smith have both returned to the active roster, Buffalo didn’t receive extra call ups this week.