On Thursday morning the Buffalo Bills officially announced that linebacker Marquel Lee has been activated off of the reserve/COVID-19 list. In the corresponding move to open up a roster spot, the Bills released offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez.
We’ve activated LB Marquel Lee from the Reserve/Covid list.— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 19, 2021
OL Steven Gonzalez has been released. #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/DXX7rm5N8s
Lee was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on August 10, making it a ten-day stint away from the team. He will have an uphill battle to earn a spot on the 53-man roster, following the solid play of Andre Smith, Tyrel Dodson, and Joe Giles-Harris. Based on his time away from the team, it would be a surprise if Lee were to suit up and play against the Chicago Bears on Saturday afternoon.
The Bills currently have 86 players on the roster, and will need to reduce that number to 81 by 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 24. Check back with Buffalo Rumblings on the latest roster moves heading into the Tuesday deadline.