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Bills add WR Ed Eagan to 53-man roster, release OT Michael Ola

The Buffalo Bills did some shuffling to the bottom of their roster Tuesday.

Wide receiver Ed Eagan was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. To make room for him, the team cut offensive tackle Michael Ola.

Eagan, 23, is a 5-foot-10, 193-pounder from Northwestern State who has been with the Bills since Sept. 27. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys this spring, and also spent time with the Cleveland Browns. Eagan is a converted cornerback who played his first nine college games on defense before switching sides.

The Bills opted not to promote Dez Lewis from the practice squad, a troubling sign for the receiver who had a solid spring, but could not make the team out of training camp.

Ola appeared in three games for the Bills after joining the team in September off the New York Giants' practice squad.

Additionally, the team added three players to the practice squad: tight end Gerald Christian, wide receiver Mose Frazier and defensive back Joe Powell.

Christian was released Friday from the 53-man roster.

Frazier, 5-10 and 196 pounds, spent time on the Denver Broncos' practice squad earlier this season. He caught 135 passes for 1,599 yards and eight touchdowns in three college seasons at Memphis.

Powell, 6-2 and 205 pounds, played one college season at Globe Tech in 2013, finishing with 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one interception as a strong safety. He has played professionally with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Professional Indoor Football League and Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League, and spent training camp in 2016 with the New York Giants.

With Lehigh Valley, Powell won the PIFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 after finishing with 11 interceptions and 52.5 tackles. With Cleveland in the FL, he had 41 tackles and five interceptions in eight games of the 2016 season.

To make room for them, the team released receiver Corey Washington from the practice squad.

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