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Bills place two on injured reserve, release Coleman

The Bills promote three players from their practice squad to the active roster

December 26, 2017 - 4:57 pm
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Heading into the final week of the 2017 regular season, the Buffalo Bills made several roster moves on Tuesday.

The team has placed running back Travaris Cadet (ankle) and wide receiver Andre Holmes (neck) on injured reserve, and has promoted running back Marcus Murphy, wide receiver Malichi Dupre and defensive tackle Rickey Hatley. The team has also released defensive tackle Deandre Coleman to make room for Hatley.

Cadet's season is over after fracturing his ankle in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. In six games with the Bills this season, Cadet had 22 carries for 93 yards and 16 catches for 119 yards. Holmes was injured before the New England game, and wound up inactive for Week 16. Holmes finished his season with 13 catches for 120 yards and a team-high three receiving touchdowns.

Coleman joined the Bills active roster on November 19th, after being released by the team after the preseason. Coleman suited up for six games and accumulated seven total tackles this season.

Murphy entered the NFL as a seventh round draft pick in 2015 with the New Orleans Saints. Murphy was active for 16 games in New Orleans, but was waived before the 2017 season. Murphy latched on to Buffalo's practice squad back in early November.

Hatley joined the Bills' practice squad just last week.

Dupre was drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 draft by the Green Bay Packers, but was released before the season started. Dupre has been on Buffalo's practice squad for most of the season, signing back on September 12th.

On Wednesday, the Bills filled one of their practice squad spots with offensive tackle Josh James. James went undrafted out of Carroll College in the 2016 NFL Draft. He's listed at 6' 5", 325-pounds, and spent some time earlier this year with the Green Bay Packers.

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