Reilly excited to join the active roster

The undrafted rookie wide receiver has spent all year on the practice squad

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December 06, 2017 - 3:23 pm

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Buffalo Bills fans had been clamoring in training camp and the preseason for undrafted rookie receiver Brandon Reilly to make the 53-man roster. After 12 weeks, Reilly finally got the call to join the active roster, promoted from the practice squad. 

Reilly could make his debut for the Bills this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. That may also depend on the availability of Kelvin Benjamin. Reilly joined John Murphy and Donald Jones to talk about his journey to this point, and looking forward. Here's some of the best comments from his visit:

On differences being on active roster:
"Going to use the first paycheck to pay off the rest of my student loans. Few more reps with first-team offense. Reps at all three receiver positions. If they call my number I'm ready. Thankful coaches had confidence moving me up."

On not making the 53 out of camp:
"Can never be too confident in this league. Was bumped out because I thought I earned it. My goal after that was grind away, and make sure I make it this year. Happened to work out."

On not knowing who will start at quarterback:
"Just have to have trust in each other. He's a professional and a great quarterback. Feel like if I was in with Tyrod, just get a couple catches early, get his confidence in me early. Me and Nate have great chemistry."

On love from the fans
"A lot of people reached out on twitter. My friends back home were searching that stuff and sending it to me. Don't know why they love me, showed I wasn't scared to make tough catches."

You can listen to the entire segment with Brandon Reilly below:

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