Due to the injury to Karlos Williams, the Buffalo Bills promoted running back Mike Gillislee from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday. He'll likely be active on Sunday as a result. To make room, the team released backup interior lineman Gabe Ikard.
Gillislee was a 2013 fifth-round pick out of Florida for the Miami Dolphins, but also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals. He signed with the Bills' practice squad in early November. He joins LeSean McCoy and Boobie Dixon as the healthy running backs.
The Ikard release means Ryan Groy will be active for the first time with the Bills. Signed in late November, Groy is an undrafted free agent from a year ago who spent time with Aaron Kromer's Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots. He will step in as the only interior line depth, as rookie starter John Miller deals with a high ankle sprain. Kraig Urbik is the backup center, and will start at right guard.
With Miller out at right guard and Seantrel Henderson sidelined at right tackle, Jordan Mills is the team's starting right tackle, and the entire right side of the line is backups. The other backup lineman is the demoted Cyrus Kouandjio. That should bode well against J.J. Watt, right?