The Buffalo Bills announced a pair of practice-squad elevations in advance of their playoff matchup with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Buffalo has elevated wide receiver Duke Williams and offensive lineman Jordan Devey.
Devey, who turns 33 on Monday, appeared in one game for the Bills this season, their Week 7 victory over the New York Jets. Devey appeared on two offensive snaps in that contest.
Williams, 28, also appeared in one game this season, and it was also that Week 7 victory over the Jets, one where he played four offensive snaps. During last year’s Wild Card loss to the Houston Texans, Williams was the most targeted of all Bills receivers. Quarterback Josh Allen threw ten passes at Williams in that 22-19 overtime loss. Williams made four grabs for 49 yards.
With second-team All-Pro wideout Cole Beasley (knee) and first-team All-Pro wideout Stefon Diggs (oblique) both questionable for this week’s game, activating Williams is a smart hedge if one or both players has to miss the game. While Diggs has said he’s good to go, head coach Sean McDermott has been reticent about the status of his top two receivers.
Buffalo signed veteran Kenny Stills to the practice squad earlier this week, but with just a handful of practices under his belt, the Bills chose not to elevate him this week. Williams has been with the team since January 2019.