Jets claim offensive tackle Conor McDermott off waivers

The Bills released McDermott on Thursday

Joe DiBiase
October 04, 2019 - 5:31 pm

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The Buffalo Bills cut offensive tackle Conor McDermott on Thursday to bring their roster to 52 players.

Some had speculated whether that move was to make room for either quarterback Davis Webb, if Josh Allen couldn't play Sunday, or maybe wide receiver Duke Williams off the practice squad.

If the Bills released McDermott to make room for Webb, or continue to make the Tennessee Titans think that Allen may not play Sunday, they'll now have to use that extra roster spot on something else if Allen is good to go.

The New York Jets swooped in on Friday, claiming McDermott off waivers and placing him on their active roster.

McDermott was, most often, inactive on gamedays for the Bills, dressing in just eight games going back to 2017. He may get more of an opportunity to play with the Jets moving forward.

The Bills are left with just Dion Dawkins, Ty Nsekhe, and rookie Cody Ford at offensive tackle, although Ryan Bates is capable of playing all five positions on the offensive line.

Ford has been used at guard a lot, and Nsekhe was held out of practice all week with an ankle injury, so he may not play on Sunday.

It could be just Dawkins, Ford, and Bates on Sunday for the Bills against the Titans.

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