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Buffalo Bills to sign OT Jordan Mills, per report

With Seantrel Henderson's Week 7 status uncertain due to a concussion, the Bills are reportedly adding an offensive tackle to the roster for their next game.

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The Buffalo Bills came away from Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals with a battery of injuries, and one of those injuries was significant enough for the team to make a roster move as it deals with the logistical challenges of shipping an entire team across the Atlantic Ocean. The team is, per multiple reports, signing offensive tackle Jordan Mills, a former fifth-round pick of the Chicago Bears and member of the Detroit Lions practice squad, to their roster.

Seantrel Henderson left Sunday's game after Buffalo's second offensive drive to be examined for concussion symptoms, and did not return thereafter. Concussions are a tricky injury with significant risks, and it's mandatory that Henderson is able to pass a series of tests before he can return to practice. Corey Graham was able to return less than a week after being concussed at the start of Buffalo's first game, but Karlos Williams had concussion symptoms detected after Week 4 and still hasn't returned to practice over two weeks later.

Assuming Henderson can't play, Cyrus Kouandjio, the second-round selection from the same draft that yielded Henderson, will be in line to make his first NFL start. Kouandjio was a healthy scratch just about every week of his disappointing rookie season, but was installed as the team's swing tackle this year, and has already filled in at both tackle spots when the starters left the field with injuries. He held his own Sunday on 54 snaps, the most extended action of his career, opening up several holes in the running game. Though he surrendered two sacks to Carlos Dunlap, who leads the league in sacks, one of those was of the coverage variety. In other words, he wasn't a disaster, and that's a good thing.

Mills was the starting right tackle for the Bears in 2013 and 2014 (when offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was with the team), but was cut in the 2015 preseason. An athlete with below-average measurables, Mills has good playing strength but struggles with speed rushers, and may only be a fill-in option at right tackle or guard. The Bills have not announced the signing or the accompanying cut necessary to add Mills.