Bills fill practice squad opening

The Bills wasted little time filling the practice squad vacancy left by cornerback Dustin Fox's promotion to the active roster last week, signing free agent defensive end Shaun Nua.

The former seventh-round pick of the Steelers (2005) checks in a 6'5" 280 pounds and may be considered more of a defensive tackle in pass rushing situations for the Bills' defensive scheme.

Nua played end in Pittsburgh's 3-4 scheme serving almost the entire 2006 season on the team's practice squad. As a rookie he began the 2005 season on the Steelers' practice squad as well, before being called up to the active roster on Nov. 23. However, Nua never saw any game action as he was inactive for the rest of the season and the playoffs.

This past season Nua was a final cut coming out of training camp with Pittsburgh as he was released on Sept. 2, but was most recently serving on the Steelers practice squad again until he was released by the club Nov. 8.

A BYU product, Nua had eight sacks his senior season for the Cougars and was a former junior college All-American at Eastern Arizona.

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