Wrotto called up to 53; Meredith waived

The Bills 53-man roster saw change for the second straight Monday. And though the move was not as dramatic as the release of Trent Edwards, it again signaled the organization's willingness to upgrade their personnel anywhere they can.

The Bills promoted OL Mansfield Wrotto (ROT-toe) to the active roster after signing him to their practice squad late last week.

Wrotto (6'3" 313) is a former fourth round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 and has appeared in 16 NFL games. Two of those appearances came this season with Seattle prior to his release last week.

Serving mainly at guard during his time in the league Wrotto also has tackle experience. He's also very familiar with Bills head coach Chan Gailey and offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris. 

Wrotto was recruited and played for Gailey at Georgia Tech, with D'Alessandris coaching him his senior year on the line. The Liberian native only played one collegiate season on the offensive line as he played his first three seasons for Georgia Tech at defensive tackle. He was selected to play in the Senior Bowl after his senior season at offensive tackle for the Yellow Jackets.

Despite still being relatively young at the position Wrotto is considered an athletic offensive lineman with size and good physical tools.

Meredith waived
To make room for Wrotto on the roster the Bills waived OL Jamon Meredith. Meredith, who first joined the Bills in September 2009 when he was signed off the Green Bay practice squad, saw his status on the roster slip in recent weeks.

After being active the first two games and serving as the swing tackle behind starters Demetrius Bell and Cornell Green, Meredith found himself surpassed on the roster by undrafted rookie Cordaro Howard. Meredith was inactive each of the last two weeks.

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