With Buffalo Bills right tackle Brad Butler out for the season, the Bills needed to add a body to take his place on the active roster.
In such situations, teams often turn to the practice squad. Their own practice squad, not the practice squad of another team.
But the Bills have announced the acquisition of offensive lineman Jamon Meredith from the Green Bay practice squad. Meredith was a fifth-round pick of the Packers in the 2009 draft, and he has experience playing guard and tackle.
Teams may sign at will a player from another team’s practice squad. It’s unknown whether the Packers, whose offensive line has struggled through the first two games, offered Meredith a spot on the Green Bay active roster in an effort to keep him.