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Bills sign DT Andre Fluellen to active roster; add LB IK Enemkpali, QB Alex Tanney to practice squad

The Buffalo Bills filled out their 53-man roster Monday with the signing of defensive tackle Andre Fluellen.

A 6-foot-2, 280-pounder, Fluellen, 30, was part of the team’s final cuts over the weekend. Originally a third-round draft pick of the Lions in 2008, Fluellen has spent most of his career in Detroit, with the exception of a two-game stint with the Miami Dolphins.

Fluellen’s spot on the 53-man roster could be tenuous – fellow defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is slated to return next week from a one-game suspension. In 77 career games, Fluellen has made 65 tackles, including 10 for loss, and 4.5 sacks.

The Bills also filled out their 10-player practice squad with the signings of quarterback Alex Tanney, linebacker IK Enemkpali, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive end Cedric Reed and cornerback Jaylen Watkins.

Tanney, who participated in the Bills’ rookie minicamp in 2012 on a tryout basis, was released Saturday by the Tennessee Titans. He has also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 6-4, 220-pounder played in college at Monmouth.

Watkins is the older half-brother of Bills receiver Sammy Watkins. Jaylen Watkins was a fourth-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014. The 5-11, 194-pounder played in four games last season. During his college career at Florida, Watkins started 28 games and made 133 tackles, three interceptions and 21 passes defensed.

Reed signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent earlier this year. The Texas product, a 6-5, 269-pounder, started 32 games in college, with 201 tackles, including 37 for loss, 18 sacks and six forced fumbles. He was a second-team All-Big 12 member in 2014.

Enemkpali was cut by the Bills on Friday. A former sixth-round pick of the Jets, he was released by New York earlier this offseason after punching quarterback Geno Smith during a locker-room altercation. Enemkpali, 6-1 and 261 pounds, played in six games for the Jets last season.

Martin, a 6-5, 305-pounder, most recently with the New England Patriots. The Central Florida product has also spent time with the Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins after being an undrafted free agent in 2014.

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