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Buffalo Bills add Jonathan Meeks to active roster, sign Dustin Vaughan

Matt Cassel is now in Dallas, and the Bills moved on Wednesday not only to fill his spot on the 53-man roster, but to ensure that they still have three quarterbacks on the practice field.

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Following Tuesday's trade of quarterback Matt Cassel to the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills announced a couple of roster moves on Wednesday designed to fill out their 53-man roster and quarterback depth chart.

Taking Cassel's place on the active roster is third-year safety Jonathan Meeks, a 2013 fifth-round pick out of Clemson who was released on September 5 and subsequently re-signed to the Bills' practice squad. He immediately becomes a special teams option for the team, and it would not be terribly surprising if he pushed embattled fourth safety Duke Williams for playing time should the depth chart thin out there, either.

That leaves just two quarterbacks on the active roster - starter Tyrod Taylor and backup EJ Manuel - but the Bills did bring a third quarterback into the organization. 2014 undrafted rookie Dustin Vaughan was added to the team's practice squad. Ironically, Vaughan was released by the Cowboys on September 5; the 6'5", 235-pound signal-caller spent his entire rookie season with Dallas after an impressive preseason, but that early success did not carry over to this summer. Still, the highly-productive West Texas A&M product has enough size, pocket mobility, and arm strength to remain on the NFL radar, and the Bills will give him a look in Greg Roman's offense.