Bills sign OL; release WR Jones

As training camp came to a close the Bills elected to make an addition to their offensive line signing rookie free agent offensive lineman Dustin Dickinson Thursday.

Head coach Dick Jauron and his staff deemed the move necessary due to numbers.

"We definitely needed someone to come in and Dustin was available," said Jauron. "He did a nice job on his first day, but it was just so hard to practice and the guys, Langston and Kirk and Demetrius have just taken a lot of snaps. It's awfully early in the season to put all those snaps on them."

Dickinson played both guard and right tackle in practice Thursday, but will getting most of his snaps at offensive tackle.

"We see him playing tackle for us here, primarily because of our situation here," said Jauron.

"It was fast, but luckily the coaches were really good with helping me convert the plays from the west coast offense to the offense that they're running here," said Dickinson. "So just learning to convert the plays is what the big key is going to be for me."

The 6'3" 290-pound lineman played left guard his senior season at the University of Houston, but he also played a full season at right tackle for the wide open Cougars attack during his junior campaign.

The Springtown, TX native appeared in 49 games for Houston, making 39 straight starts from 2005-2007.

Dickinson originally signed with Seattle following the 2008 draft before the Seahawks released him on June 25.

To make room on the roster for Dickinson Buffalo released rookie free agent wide receiver Jason Jones.

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