Bills activate Jonathan Meeks from injured reserve

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The Bills don’t have much left to play for in 2013, but there’s a chance to evaluate some players for 2014 and they’ll get that chance with rookie safety Jonathan Meeks.

The team announced Tuesday that they have activated Meeks, a fifth-round pick out of Clemson in April, from injured reserve/return. It’s the first week that Meeks is eligible to play after going on the injured reserve list in October.

Meeks was playing only on special teams before getting hurt, but the team could give him a look on defense before the year is out. Jairus Byrd is set for free agency after the season and the team might like to get an idea of what Meeks can offer them in the future.

Linebacker Jamaal Westerman was released to make room for Meeks. Westerman had nine tackles in 12 games for the Bills this year.