Bills make moves, including signing Shamarko Thomas

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The Bills announced several roster moves Tuesday, including the previously reported signings of familiar faces Philly Brown and Trae Elston.

They also signed free agent safety Shamarko Thomas.

Injuries to safety Colt Anderson, linebacker Ramon Humber and wide receiver Jordan Matthews prompted the signings. Humber and Matthews both need surgery for thumb injuries, and Anderson will undergo surgery on a broken arm.

Buffalo placed Anderson on injured reserve and released defensive end Eric Lee and safety Robert Blanton.

The Steelers made Thomas a fourth-round pick in 2013. He served mainly in a backup capacity for the Steelers and played mainly on special teams, appearing in 48 games in four seasons.

Thomas, 26, signed with the Jets in the offseason. The Jets released him during final cuts Sept. 2.

8 responses to “Bills make moves, including signing Shamarko Thomas

  1. Good for Shark! I liked him as a Steeler and he seemed to be solid with his teammates. However he never seemed to figure out how to play safety and he couldn’t stay healthy enough for long enough to stay in the starting line up. He’s a great gunner on special teams though, and every team needs some of those kinds of players. Best of luck to him!

  2. I agree with being disappointed they didn’t bring up Brandon Reilly. He’s a quick, sure handed kid who in my opinion is better than Philly Brown and the way he’s playing lately…Zay Jones.

  3. The Bills are 3-1 because of McBeane ball. Can we please stop with the armchair GM talk. Let them work their process. PB played in a SB and isn’t a scrub. BO will get his shot.

  4. I never said I didn’t trust in McBeane. I do…100%. I was just disappointed. Brandon outplayed Philly Brown in every preseason game. Brown was cut..,they kept Reilly. I would just like to see what he can do is all.

  5. The two worst secondary pix the Steelers have made in the last 5 yrs are Golston 3 yrs ago in the 2nd round, & this clown. He’s another warm body who misses ST tackles & gets hurt a lot.

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