The Buffalo Bills announced a host of roster moves Wednesday afternoon. The team signed wide receiver Jake Kumerow to its active roster from the practice squad. To replace him on the practice squad, the team signed offensive lineman Marquel Harrell. Additionally, the team designated linebackers Matt Milano and Tyrel Dodson to return to practice from injured reserve.
Kumerow, 28, began his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. He signed with Buffalo’s practice squad this year after Green Bay released him. He has appeared in three games this year for Buffalo, working primarily as a special teams player. He’s appeared on 49 special teams snaps and four offensive snaps this year. He’s made three special teams tackles so far.
Harrell, 23, spent the offseason with the Bills before being released prior to the start of the regular season. He was invited in for a workout after starting guard Cody Ford landed on injured reserve thanks to a knee injury. He provides solid depth in case of further injuries to the interior offensive line. Read our profile on him from the summer here.
The best news in the press release is saved for last, as the Bills have designated linebackers Matt Milano and Tyrel Dodson for return from injured reserve, thus beginning their practice window to return to play. Milano has been compromised by hamstring and pectoral injuries this season, the latter of which caused him to miss two games before returning, playing sparingly for two games, and landing on injured reserve to heal fully. Dodson has filled in for both Milano and Tremaine Edmunds at points this year, but he hasn’t played since Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs, where he only appeared on special teams before injuring his hamstring.
The Bills’ 53-man roster currently stands at 51 players, so the team is clearly holding out hope that Milano and Dodson can return against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.