Bills promote WR Phillips from practice squad


Buffalo's receiving corps is getting another injection of youth. The Bills elevated rookie WR Cam Phillips from their practice squad Thursday.

Phillips (6-0, 201) was originally signed by the team in May as an undrafted rookie free agent. The Virginia Tech product had a steady spring and summer as he caught the ball consistently and would make a play or two a day in training camp.

Though Phillips lacks timed speed, most NFL scouts prior to the draft felt he plays faster than he times. During OTAs and training camp he also displayed an ability to wall off defenders and pull in contested passes.

He's obviously made an impression on the coaching staff of late running plays on the scout team. Whether he'll be active this Sunday against the Colts remains to be seen.

To make room for Phillips on the roster, Buffalo released WR Robert Foster.