ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Bills have signed rookie tackle Jamon Meredith off Green Bay's practice squad to bolster their banged-up offensive line.
Meredith was drafted in the fifth round by the Packers, but failed to make Green Bay's roster. Signed Tuesday, he'll fill the spot left open after Buffalo placed starting right tackle Brad Butler on injured reserve.
Butler sustained a right knee injury in a 33-20 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 304 pounds, Meredith had 29 starts at South Carolina.
The Bills, who host New Orleans on Sunday, also shuffled their practice squad by releasing linebacker Alvin Bowen and signing rookie linebacker Marcus Freeman, who was drafted in the fifth round by Chicago.
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