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Alonso, Glenn on camp non-participation lists, Bills sign LB

Posted Jul 16, 2014

A quintet of players are unlikely to participate when camp begins on Sunday. Buffalo adds a new face to the LB corps.

A quintet of Bills players are unlikely to participate in practice at the outset of training camp on Sunday.

On Wednesday the Bills made the following designations: LB Kiko Alonso (Active/Non-Football Injury); DT Alan Branch (Active/Non-Football Illness); T Cordy Glenn (Active/Non-Football Illness); LB Randell Johnson (Active/Physically Unable to Perform); CB Leodis McKelvin (Active/Physically Unable to Perform).

Alonso’s designation is no surprise after tearing his ACL in a personal workout July 1. Glenn had missed the last couple of days of the team’s minicamp with what was then described as illness. It’s not known if it is the same condition that has now landed him on the Non-Football Illness list.

Leodis McKelvin is coming off of offseason hip surgery. He did participate in the team’s June minicamp, but was still limited.

With Branch, Johnson and McKelvin all on Active/PUP, all three are eligible to come off of that list and begin practicing as soon as they are cleared by the team’s medical staff.

LB Sylvester signed

The Bills addressed their linebacker position Wednesday, signing free agent Stevenson Sylvester. The free agent worked out for the club Wednesday morning and was signed in the afternoon.

Sylvester (6-2,231) has played the last four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers mainly on special teams. The former fifth-round pick (2010) has appeared in 50 games in his NFL career and has lined up at both inside and outside linebacker. Sylvester was a three-time Mountain West Conference honoree in college playing at Utah.

To make room for Sylvester on the roster, the Bills released Mike Caussin. The tight end battled injuries through much of his time with the Bills.