The Buffalo Bills made two roster moves on the eve of Thursday's first practice at training camp.
Wide receiver Zay Jones, who missed spring workouts following knee and shoulder surgery, was placed on the active/non-football injury list, meaning he has not been cleared to practice.
At the end of the Bills' mandatory minicamp last month, coach Sean McDermott, responding to a question about Jones' recovery from knee surgery, said, "He’s going through that rehab process and attacking it aggressively." Asked if he expected Jones to be ready for the start of camp, the coach said, "Yes, I have no reason not to believe that at this time." But McDermott also said he could not offer any guarantees.
The team also released defensive tackle Tenny Palepoi.
Palepoi, 27, is a fifth-year veteran who spent the previous four seasons with the Chargers. He set a career high with 24 tackles, including seven for a loss, in 2017. Palepoi, 6-1 and 298 pounds, played on the same Utah defensive line as new Bills teammate Star Lotulelei in 2012.