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Bills call up CBs Noel, Seamster from practice squad


Down to three healthy corners after Ron Brooks was moved to injured reserve Tuesday, Buffalo made use of their two open roster spots to fortify their cornerback position. The Bills called up CBs Bud Noel and Sammy Seamster from their practice squad Wednesday.

Noel (5-10, 175) has spent almost the entire season on the team's practice squad. The undrafted rookie spent the entire offseason and training camp with Buffalo.

Seamster (6-0, 205) is a former undrafted signing of the Baltimore Ravens (2014) and has played in two NFL games, both with Miami in 2014. He has been on Buffalo's practice squad since mid-November.

The two cornerbacks give Buffalo five healthy corners heading into Sunday's season finale with the Jets. Ronald Darby is trying to return this week from a groin injury that kept him out of last week's game.

Head coach Rex Ryan needed reinforcements at cornerback in light of the tendencies of their opponent this week.

"Obviously this team their main formation is four-wide so you'd like to have at least four corners," said Ryan Monday. "That'd be nice to have so I hope like heck that Darby can play for us."

Taking the two vacant spots on Buffalo's practice squad are CB Phillip Thomas and TE Manasseh Garner, who signed Wednesday.

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