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1 hour ago, BillsfaninSB said:

To make room for Dane Jackson. 

This could very well may be the case. If another team tried to sign Dane the Bills have the option to retain his rights but he must be added to the roster from the PS. Bills can not call Dane Jackson up any more from the PS. @YoloinOhio correct me if I am wrong...

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5 hours ago, BillsfaninSB said:

To make room for Dane Jackson. 

 

4 hours ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

This could very well may be the case. If another team tried to sign Dane the Bills have the option to retain his rights but he must be added to the roster from the PS. Bills can not call Dane Jackson up any more from the PS. @YoloinOhio correct me if I am wrong...

Athletic put this out today: https://theathletic.com/2196414/2020/11/13/bills-cardinals-thoughts/

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The Bills, in a desperate spot a few weeks ago, needed rookie Dane Jackson to step from the practice squad into a starting role. Jackson came away with an interception and likely put himself on the radar of other teams around the trade deadline. Every week since the season began, the Bills have made Jackson one of their four protected practice squad players. That means the only times the Bills had to worry about another team signing Jackson were Tuesdays until the end of NFL business hours. This week, the Bills protected veteran cornerback Daryl Worley instead of Jackson since they’ve used all of their free call-ups on him. If the Bills were to elevate Jackson again, they’d have to subject him to waivers. All of it could mean they’re planning to elevate him to the 53-man roster. In Week 2, the Bills followed a similar track with cornerback Cam Lewis. They protected him in Week 1, left him unprotected the following week and signed him to the active roster while Josh Norman was out with a hamstring injury.

 

Based on the Bills’ situation and general roster-building logic around the NFL, they have an opportunity at linebacker to make room for Jackson. The Bills could either release Del’Shawn Phillips, subject him to waivers and re-sign him to the practice squad once he clears, or place him on IR with the quad injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday. Since they liked Phillips enough to keep him around to start the year, IR seems the likelier option of the two. Milano was doing work along the sideline this week at practice and could return Dec. 7 against San Francisco at the earliest. Tyrel Dodson also could be in line for a return after he’s missed three games with a hamstring injury, satisfying his minimum stay on IR. And, to bridge the gap to Dec. 7, the Bills have two free call-ups to use on veteran Darron Lee as a fifth linebacker on game days. The Bills have plenty of linebackers to choose from, which could pave the way for Jackson to the active roster for the rest of the season.

 

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It sure leaves Buffalo thin at linebacker.  Fortunately for the Bills this week Arizona  runs a ton of plays with 4WRs and Kyler Murray, while he is like having a bonus running back on every player, is not a big guy.  A DB is probably a better matchup trying to defend against Murray as a runner than a linebacker would be.

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6 minutes ago, TigerJ said:

It sure leaves Buffalo thin at linebacker.  Fortunately for the Bills this week Arizona  runs a ton of plays with 4WRs and Kyler Murray, while he is like having a bonus running back on every player, is not a big guy.  A DB is probably a better matchup trying to defend against Murray as a runner than a linebacker would be.

It doesn’t really Make them any more thin at that depth LB role that’s been pretty much an IR rotation with Phillips and Dotson , either Dotson will be activated from IR or Darron Lee will be elevated from PS or both. 

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