With the news that EJ Manuel has been fully cleared to play coming off his knee injury, Buffalo made a roster move Monday. The team released QB Matt Flynn and signed free agent FB Evan Rodriguez to their 53-man roster.
Rodriguez (6-2, 239) was a former fourth-round pick of the Chicago Bears (2012). The Temple product appeared in 12 games for the Bears as a rookie last season playing mostly on special teams. He had four receptions for 21 yards.
Released by Chicago this past June, Rodriguez spent training camp with Miami before being released prior to the regular season.
Rodriguez was a two-time first-team All-MAC selection as a tight end for the Owls. He finished his college career with 69 receptions for 871 yards and seven touchdowns.
Flynn spent just three weeks on Buffalo's roster following the knee injury suffered by EJ Manuel. He never appeared in a game for the Bills.