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Murphy, Thomas to I-R; Bills sign TE Massaquoi

The body count keeps rising for Bills players on injured reserve. Buffalo added two more on Wednesday as tight end Matt Murphy and cornerback Kiwaukee Thomas became the 11th and 12th players added to the season ending list.

Murphy tore his calf toward the end of practice last Thursday and likely won't recover in time to play again this season. Thomas meanwhile, suffered a severe groin injury last Sunday in the fourth quarter against Miami.

To fill the vacant roster spots Buffalo signed free agent tight end Tim Massaquoi.

The former seventh-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006), Massaquoi was released following training camp last summer and signed by Miami. He appeared in eight games for the Dolphins last season as a rookie after being called up from the team's practice squad.

The 6'5" 255-pound tight end figures to provide depth as he gets up to speed with Buffalo's offensive system.

The other roster opening was filled by practice squad center Christian Gaddis. Gaddis was signed by the Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Villanova.

He was signed to the team's practice squad after not making the 53-man roster out of training camp.

Gaddis (6'2" 295) is similar in stature to starting center Melvin Fowler and is known as a tough player with smarts and athleticism.

Buffalo has played the past six games with just seven healthy offensive linemen on the roster after veteran Jason Whittle was lost for the season with a torn hamstring. Gaddis provides interior depth along with Duke Preston.

Practice squad move
Gaddis' call up to the active roster left a spot open on the team's eight-man practice squad and the Bills filled it in short order.

Buffalo signed fullback Jonathan Evans. Evans (6'1", 245) was a free agent signing of Tennessee last May, but he did not make the roster coming out of training camp.

He was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2005, but was eventually released. Evans was signed by San Diego in Jan. of 2006 and allocated to NFL Europa where he played for Berlin and made six starts and recorded 10 receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown.

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