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Bills bring back Buffalo native Naaman Roosevelt

PITTSFORD -- A familiar face is back with his hometown team as the Buffalo Bills re-signed wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt this afternoon.

Roosevelt, 26, most recently was a member of the Detroit Lions. He was released Friday, freeing him up to rejoin the team he started his NFL career with. Roosevelt originally joined the Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of the University at Buffalo. The former St. Joe's star spent two seasons with the Bills, appearing in 16 games with 25 catches for 396 yards and a touchdown.

Roosevelt, 6-foot-0 and 200 pounds, was out of football in 2012 before spending time with the Cleveland Browns during training camp in 2013.

To make room for Roosevelt, the Bills released wide receiver Ramses Barden. A former third-round pick of the New York Giants in 2009, the 6-6 Barden signed with the Bills in January.

Buffalo also made a swap on the defensive side of the ball, releasing linebacker Nathan Williams and signing defensive tackle Landon Cohen.

Cohen spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears during the 2013 season. The 6-2, 300-pound Ohio product has played in 40 career games, starting eight while accumulating 30 tackles and six tackles for loss. Cohen entered the league in 2008 as a seventh-round pick of the Detroit Lions.

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