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Bills sign Jonathan Meeks to the 53, QB Dustin Vaughan to practice squad

The Buffalo Bills filled the spot vacated by Matt Cassel on the 53-man roster with safety Jonathan Meeks, giving the secondary some depth with Aaron Williams (neck) out for now. Buffalo also has a new No. 3 quarterback on the practice squad in former West Texas A&M QB Dustin Vaughan.

It's been a long road for Meeks, who missed all of 2014 with a neck injury. He spoke at length about that recovery in August.

After getting cut this training camp and signing to the practice squad, he'll now get his shot on the 53. The team originally drafted Meeks in the fifth round of the 2013 draft out of Clemson.

Corey Graham and Bacarri Rambo would presumably start with Williams "a stretch" to play in Miami. And No. 3 safety Duke Williams was lost on Rob Gronkowski's 2-yard touchdown last week against New England.

Meanwhile, Vaughan was the choice at quarterback. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder spent his 2014 season the Dallas Cowboys' 53-man roster but didn't see any action on the field. At Division-II West Texas A&M, he had a DII-record 5,401 passing yards and 53 touchdowns as a senior.

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