The Bills’s decision to shake up their quarterback depth chart with the acquisition of Kyle Orton means that there was no room for Jeff Tuel on the team’s 53-man roster.
There’s still a place for him in the organization, however. Tuel is back with the Bills as a member of the practice squad and would likely be in line for a trip back to the active roster should anything happen to EJ Manuel or Orton over the course of the season.
Tuel isn’t the only player recently cut by Buffalo to make his way back to the team. Defensive back Deon Broomfield, linebacker Jimmy Gaines, wide receiver Caleb Holley, defensive end Ike Igbinosun, defensive end Bryan Johnson and defensive back Kenny Ladler were all with the team through training camp. Guard D.J. Morrell and running back Lonnie Pryor, who failed to make the Rams and Buccaneers respectively, were also added to the practice squad.
The Bills also announced that they have released tight end Tony Moeaki from injured reserve.