The Buffalo Bills signed free agent linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, the team announced Wednesday.
Sylvester worked out for the team Wednesday morning and was signed in the afternoon.
Sylvester (6-foot-2, 231 pounds) played the last four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers mainly on special teams. The former fifth-round pick in 2010 has appeared in 50 games in his NFL career and has lined up at both inside and outside linebacker. He was a three-time Mountain West Conference honoree in college playing at Utah.
To make room for Sylvester on the roster, the Bills released tight end Mike Caussin, who battled injuries through much of his time with the Bills.
The Bills also made the following designations: linebacker Kiko Alonso (active/non-football injury); defensive tackle Alan Branch (active/non-football illness); tackle Cordy Glenn (active/non-football illness); linebacker Randell Johnson (active/physically unable to perform); cornerback Leodis McKelvin (active/PUP).
Alonso's designation is no surprise after tearing his ACL in a personal workout July 1. Glenn had missed the last couple of days of the team's minicamp with what was then described as illness.
McKelvin is coming off of offseason hip surgery. He participated in the team's June minicamp, but was still limited.
Branch, Johnson and McKelvin are eligible to come off of the PUP list and begin practicing as soon as they are cleared by the team's medical staff
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: July 16, 2014 05:38:24 PM
Bills sign LB Sylvester
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