Bills activate rookie DB Meeks off short-term IR

The Buffalo Bills have activated rookie defensive back Jonathan

Meeks off the injured reserve/designated for return list.

The move on Tuesday came on the first day Meeks was eligible to

be activated after missing eight weeks with a sprained right ankle.

Meeks was a fifth-round pick out of Clemson, and had appeared in

Buffalo’s first six games.

To make room on their roster, the Bills released linebacker

Jamaal Westerman.

The Bills also shuffled receivers on their practice squad by

signing Brandon Kaufman and cutting Tommy Streeter. Kaufman, an

undrafted rookie free agent out of Eastern Washington, returns to

Buffalo after being cut by the team last summer.

The Bills (4-9) return to practice Wednesday to prepare to play

at Jacksonville (4-9) on Sunday.

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