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Bills vs. Jets, 2015 NFL Week 17: Merrill Noel, Sammy Seamster activated

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The Buffalo Bills filled two open spots on their 53-man roster with cornerbacks Merrill Noel and Sammy Seamster, who had been on their practice squad.

The Buffalo Bills promoted cornerbacks Merrill Noel and Sammy Seamster from their practice squad to their active roster on Wednesday, rounding out their 53-man roster in time for Sunday's regular season finale against the New York Jets

Noel, an undrafted rookie out of Wake Forest, was with the Bills this summer, and has spent the entirety of his rookie season on the practice squad. Seamster, a 2014 undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State, joined Buffalo's practice squad in early November.

The two cornerbacks replace tight end Charles Clay and cornerback Ron Brooks, who were placed on Injured Reserve on Tuesday evening.

As we noted yesterday, the Bills are playing in Week 17 with 20 players on their active roster that were not present for their Week 1 win over Indianapolis. Once again, here is a full accounting of the roster turnover since September 13:

Week 1 Week 17
1 QB Matt Cassel QB Josh Johnson
2 RB Bryce Brown RB Mike Gillislee
3 WR Robert Woods WR Greg Salas
4 WR Percy Harvin WR Dezmin Lewis
5 WR Marcus Easley WR Leonard Hankerson
6 WR Marquise Goodwin WR Walter Powell
7 WR Marcus Thigpen TE Nick O'Leary
8 TE Charles Clay OT Jordan Mills
9 TE Matthew Mulligan OL Ryan Groy
10 TE MarQueis Gray DT Marcell Dareus
11 OT Seantrel Henderson DT Jerel Worthy
12 OL Gabe Ikard DT T.J. Barnes
13 DT Kyle Williams DL Lavar Edwards
14 DT Alex Carrington LB IK Enemkpali
15 DT Andre Fluellen LB Max Valles
16 LB Randell Johnson LB Kevin Reddick
17 LB Tony Steward CB Leodis McKelvin
18 CB Stephon Gilmore CB Merrill Noel
19 CB Ron Brooks CB Sammy Seamster
20 S Aaron Williams S Jonathan Meeks