Following the trade of QB Matt Cassel Tuesday, the Bills were left with an open roster spot. On Wednesday they called safety Jonathan Meeks up from the practice squad.
Meeks, a former fifth-round pick (2013), found himself at a crowded position group this preseason and Bacarri Rambo and Duke Williams were the players who landed the backup safety roles behind starters Corey Graham and Aaron Williams.
With Aaron Williams’ status for Sunday’s game in doubt, the Meeks call up provides Buffalo with the necessary depth at the position.
Meeks appeared in eight games as a rookie for the Bills, primarily on special teams, but spent the 2014 season on injured reserve.
Taking Meeks' spot on the Bills practice squad is QB Dustin Vaughan, who was signed Wednesday afternoon.
Vaughan originally entered the NFL in 2014 as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. The 6-5, 220-pound West Texas A&M product spent the 2014 season on the Cowboys’ 53-man roster, but did not see any game action.
The quarterback racked up a Division II record 5,401 yards passing to go along with 53 touchdowns during his senior collegiate season with the Buffs. Vaughan, 24, is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas.