FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, November 14, 2007CIESLAK, MASSAQUOI AND GADDIS ADDED TO ROSTERThomas and Murphy Placed on Injured Reserve; FB Evans Added to Practice SquadORCHARD PARK, NY – The Bills today announced that the team signed TE Brad Cieslak and TE Tim Massaquoi to the team's 53-man roster.OL Christian Gaddis was also promoted to the 53-man roster from the team's practice squad. FB Jonathan Evans was signed to the practice squadVeterans Kiwaukee Thomas and Matt Murphy were placed on injured reserve. Thomas suffered a groin injury in Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Murphy injured his calf in practice on Thursday, November 8.Cieslak will wear No. 48 and Massaquoi will wear No. 49.Cieslak is in his third NFL season. He spent his first two seasons with Buffalo and was released on September 1.Massaquoi is in his second NFL season. He joined the NFL as a seventh round selection (244th overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006. The 6-5, 255-pound tight end was cut by Tampa Bay prior to the 2006 season. He joined Miami's practice squad on September 16, 2006 and was promoted to Miami's 53-man roster on October 11, 2006. The Michigan product saw action in eight games last season.Gaddis signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent on May 3. He was released on September 1 and resigned to the practice squad on September 2. Gaddis played his college football at Villanova.Evans was originally signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Baylor in 2005. He was waived by the Cowboys prior to the 2005 season and signed by the Chargers on January 10, 2006 and allocated to NFL Europa. He played in eight games for the Berlin Thunder, recording 10 receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. Evans was most recently signed by the Titans before being released prior to the 2007 season.- www.buffalobills.com/media -
Nov 14, 2007 at 04:05 AM
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