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Seven announced as reserve/future signings

Posted Dec 30, 2013

The Bills have signed seven players to reserve/future contracts

ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed the below seven players as reserve/future signings:

DB Mario Butler
OT Edawn Coughman
QB Dennis Dixon
DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun
OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb
WR Brandon Kaufman
LB Jacquies Smith

Butler (6-1, 187-pounds) joined Buffalo’s Practice Squad on November 19. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011 and spent portions of the 2011 and 2012 seasons on the Practice Squads of the Cowboys and Denver Broncos. Butler saw action in 51 games at Georgia Tech and recorded 136 tackles, 12 pass break-ups and four interceptions.

Coughman (6-4, 313-pounds) was signed to the team’s Practice Squad on September 2. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 and spent a portion of his rookie season on the team’s Practice Squad. He joined the Dallas Cowboys on May 13, 2013 before being released prior to the regular season. Coughman played nine games during the 2011 season with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League after a collegiate career at Shaw.

Dixon (6-3, 215-pounds) signed to Buffalo’s Practice Squad on October 8. He started three-of-four games played in the NFL in three years with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2008-11) and completed 35-of-59 passes for 402 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. The Oregon product entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft selection of the Steelers in 2008. He spent the 2012 season on the Baltimore Ravens’ Practice Squad and the 2013 training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles before being released prior to the regular season.

Igbinosun (pronounced ig-bi-NO-sun) was signed to the team’s Practice Squad on November 12. A 6-3, 286-pound Southern Connecticut State product, Igbinosun entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 before being released prior to the regular season. He spent a portion of his rookie season on the Practice Squad of the Dallas Cowboys and was released during the team’s 2013 training camp. Igbinosun was a first-team All-Northeast 10 Conference selection as a senior recording 58 tackles, a team-leading 7.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 10 starts.

Johnson-Webb (6-3, 306-punds) was signed to the team’s Practice Squad on December 3. An Alabama A&M product, Johnson-Webb entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 before being released prior to the regular season. He has spent portions of the season on the practice squads for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. Johnson-Webb started 45 games for Alabama A&M, beginning his career as a guard before moving to tackle prior to his sophomore season

Kaufman (6-5, 215-pounds) joined Buffalo as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft and was released prior to the regular season. He re-joined the team on the Practice Squad on December 10. The Eastern Washington product Started 37-of-42 games over three years and generated 19 100-yard performances. He finished with 221 catches – third-most in school history and seventh in Big Sky Conference for 3,731 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Smith (6-2, 260-pounds) signed to Buffalo’s Practice Squad on October 15. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and was released prior to the regular season. He spent a portion of his rookie season on the Practice Squad of the New York Jets and was released by the Jets prior to the 2013 regular season. The Missouri product started 30-of-51 games for the Tigers and totaled 159 tackles, 13.0 sacks and eight forced fumbles.