After six long weeks on the Reserve/PUP list, safety Jon Corto is back on the Bills active roster, as the team added him to the 53-man squad Friday afternoon.
Corto, who was eligible to begin practicing with his teammates this week, looked full go in practice and obviously convinced the coaching staff that he would be ready for game action.
"They know how anxious I've been," said Corto. "I was eager to be out there. It was a real long wait, but it was worth it because I got healthy. I feel ready to go."
The third-year safety suffered a wrist injury during minicamp in June, which required surgery. As a result Corto missed training camp and the entire preseason, along with the first six weeks of the regular season.
All the while however, Corto maintained his conditioning and upper body strength to be ready when he was added back to the active roster.
Corto, who is expected to dress for Sunday's game and play on special teams, is confident in using his wrist again in a live football setting.
"We've got a carbon fiber brace that protects me from torquing it backward," he said. "The trainers did a great job in making sure I was protected going out on the field. I feel I'm able to go out there and do exactly what I was able to do before."
Ranking 19th in punt coverage and 23rd in kick coverage, Bills head coach Chan Gailey is hopeful that Corto can help improve Buffalo's special teams figures.
"He's obviously a very good special teams player and I hope he will have an impact on the coverage units especially," Gailey said. "I don't know that he'll have that big of an impact on the return units, but the coverage units, he's very good at that."
To make room for Corto on the active roster the Bills waived safety Cary Harris. Harris was a former sixth-round pick of the Bills in 2009.