The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of corner back Johnny Adams from their practice squad to the 53-man roster and defensive back Brandon Smith to the team's practice squad.
This move coming after corner back Stephon Gilmore (wrist) and safety Jairus Byrd (foot) did not play in the opener against the New England Patriots, and corner back Ron Brooks, who will need surgery on his foot and will miss a considerable amount of time.
After the game, head coach Doug Marrone predicted moves like this would be made.
"I believe if you have players on the practice squad, you bring them up and you go out and find players for your practice squad," Marrone said.
Adams signed as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State after the 2013 draft with the Houston Texans. During training camp, he split time between the Texans and Indianapolis Colts before his release on Aug. 26.
He made plays at Michigan State, starting in 39-of-54 games while totaling 157 tackles, 35 pass break-ups and 11 interceptions. He earned All-Big Ten accolades three times (2010-12).
Smith was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out Arizona State by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 draft but was released shortly after. He was in training camp with the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, where he was released on Sept 1.
At six feet one inch and 205 pounds, Smith adds size and depth to the Bills secondary.
Defensive tackle Jay Ross was cut to make room on the roster for Adams, who will wear No. 30.