Bills claim fullback Vitale off waivers

BY foxsports • September 4, 2016

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills claimed fullback Dan Vitale off waivers on Sunday.

Vitale was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. He entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick this spring.

Vitale can line up as both a tight end and a fullback. As a senior, he led Northwestern in receiving with 33 catches for 355 yards and had four touchdowns.

To make room for Vitale, the Bills released reserve linebacker Jamari Lattimore.

The Bills also announced that wide receiver Dez Lewis and kicker Jordan Gay have been signed to the practice squad. Lewis made a push in the spring up the depth chart but struggled in the preseason. Gay was the team's kickoff specialist in 2014 and 2015.