Wide receiver Roscoe Parrish and veteran linebacker Andra Davis were placed on injured reserve Monday, and the Bills made quick work in filling the void left on both sides of the ball. The club signed elevated WR Paul Hubbard from the practice squad and signed rookie LB Mike Balogun Tuesday.
Hubbard (6'2" 225) originally joined the Bills on Sept. 6 when he was signed to the team's practice squad. A former sixth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2008, Hubbard has yet to play in an NFL game.
Head coach Chan Gailey said Monday that the offensive staff would be considering all their options to fill the roster spot left by Parrish, who dislocated his wrist in last Sunday's game.
In the past Gailey has made no secret of preferring big receivers. Now four of the five wideouts on the active roster will be six feet or taller with Hubbard now part of the mix. Hubbard will wear jersey number 17.
Bills add Balogun
Taking Davis' vacant roster spot is Balogun, an undrafted University of Oklahoma product. He joins the Bills from Tampa Bay's practice squad.
Balogun (6-0, 240) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in April, and has some exposure to a 3-4 defensive system.
Balogun has spent the past several weeks on the practice squads of Washington and Tampa Bay. He'll wear jersey number 94.