|Bills place OL Whittle on IR; sign LB Harrison|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2007 06:54|
Whittle became the seventh Bills player placed on IR after he was hurt during a 38-7 loss at New England last weekend. Whittle is a nine-year veteran and versatile lineman who signed with Buffalo on the first day of free agency in March.
The injury further depletes a banged-up roster that has lost three defensive starters, the latest linebacker Paul Posluszny (broken forearm), to season-ending injuries, and will be without starting quarterback J.P. Losman (sprained knee) when the Bills (0-3) host the New York Jets on Sunday.
The Bills filled Whittle's roster spot by signing linebacker Kevin Harrison, who was cut by Buffalo before this season. Harrison spent most of last season on Buffalo's practice squad after being cut by Denver in 2006.
Besides Posluszny, Buffalo's linebacking corps is further depleted with Keith Ellison (high ankle sprain) expected to miss another two weeks and Coy Wire out indefinitely with a sprained knee.
In another move Wednesday, the Bills signed quarterback Gibran Hamdan to their practice squad and released quarterback Kevin Eakin.
Hamdan has bounced around the NFL since being drafted in the seventh round by Washington in 2003. Most recently, he was released by Miami before this season, and spent part of last year on San Francisco's practice squad.