Bills promote Fox to 53-man roster

Injury has once again forced the Bills hand in making a roster move. On Friday Buffalo released linebacker Leon Joe and filled the vacant roster spot with practice squad cornerback Dustin Fox.

With cornerback Jerametrius Butler questionable for Sunday's game at Jacksonville, Buffalo was faced with the prospect of entering Sunday's game with just three healthy cornerbacks.

Terrence McGee, Jabari Greer and Ashton Youboty were the only healthy cornerbacks available to defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, so Fox was promoted to the active roster for depth purposes.

Fox, who was signed to Buffalo's practice squad on Sept. 19, was last with the Philadelphia Eagles before being released by the club on Sept. 1. He spent two weeks on the Eagles active roster and saw action in one game against the Carolina Panthers in 2006. He spent the rest of last season on Philadelphia's practice squad.

The former third-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings (2005) missed his rookie season with a broken arm and was released prior to the 2006 season.

Fox (5'11", 200) is a former Ohio State Buckeye and played with both Donte Whitner and Ashton Youboty in college. He will wear number 35 on Sunday.

Ironically, Joe was signed by Buffalo on Sept. 12 after cornerback Jason Webster was placed on injured reserve as the team had a shortage at the linebacker position early in the season. Now due to a shortage at cornerback, Joe had to be released.

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