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Buffalo Bills activate John Brown, make practice squad moves

The Bills are getting a key piece back on offense

Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Despite the success that the Buffalo Bills have had this season, 2020 has been a difficult year for wide receiver John Brown. Out since Week 10, the Bills have now activated Brown from the COVID-19 list.

Fans will remember that Brown was injured late during the Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and has not played since then due to the injury and the COVID-19 contract tracing precautions. Brown also missed the Week 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans, and a Week 7 victory over the New York Jets.

Brown had made strides earlier in the season, with impressive games against the Seattle Seahawks (8 receptions for 99 yards) and the Cardinals (6 receptions for 72 yards). The return of a healthy Brown adds a key weapon back into the Bills’ offense, especially with Cole Beasley’s recent injury.

The Bills also made some changes to the practice squad, signing wide receiver J.J. Nelson and cornerback Duke Thomas. In corresponding moves the team released OL Marquel Harrell, LB Deon Lacey, and CB Lafayette Pitts.