ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed TE Derek Buttles to the Practice Squad and released OT J.B. Shugarts from the Practice Squad.
Buttles (6-5, 230) participated in the team's 2012 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The Maine product earned Second Team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2010 after catching 27 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown. Buttles will wear No. 88.