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Practice squad moves: Bills sign three; Jonathan Williams catches on with Broncos

The Buffalo Bills did more than just shuffle their 53-man roster Tuesday.

The team also made three changes to their practice squad. Defensive end Eric Lee, safety Orion Stewart and offensive tackle De'Ondre Wesley joined the squad, while defensive end Ian Seau, safety B.T. Sanders and cornerback Marcus Sayles were released.

Lee, a South Florida product, was released recently by the Houston Texans. Stewart was released recently by the Denver Broncos. He had 12 interceptions in his college career at Baylor, including six in his final collegiate season, earning All-Big 12 honors for the third straight year. Wesley is a former undrafted free agent of the Baltimore Ravens who appeared in seven games as a rookie in 2015. He spent 2016 on Baltimore's injured reserve.

Seau, the nephew of late Hall of Famer Junior Seau, spent training camp with the Bills, as did Sanders and Sayles.


After being cut by the Bills and going unclaimed on waivers by 31 other teams, Jonathan Williams has a new home. The running back signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad Tuesday, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Williams did well for himself, too, reportedly earning $510,000 for the upcoming season. The minimum salary for a player on the practice squad is slightly more than $120,000.

Williams was a surprise release by the Bills on Sunday after spending the summer as the team's No. 2 running back behind LeSean McCoy. He rushed for 5.8 yards per carry in the preseason, but the new front office deemed him expendable largely because he didn't contribute on special teams the way Joe Banyard and Taiwan Jones do. Williams, a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, carried 27 times for 94 yards as a rookie.

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