Bills cut receiver Kerley, sign Thomas off practice squad

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have cut veteran receiver Jeremy Kerley in a surprise move that further depletes their depth at the position.

Kerley was released Saturday so the Bills could sign defensive tackle Robert Thomas off their practice squad. The moves came a day before Buffalo’s home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Kerley is an eight-year veteran who signed a one-year deal with Buffalo in free agency in April. He had two catches for 7 yards and ranked third among Buffalo receivers in playing 44 offensive snaps in a season-opening 47-3 loss at Baltimore last week.

Buffalo is down to five receivers at a position that lacks proven depth behind starter Kelvin Benjamin.

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Thomas was promoted to the active roster the same week Buffalo released defensive tackle Adolphus Washington and signed defensive end Nate Orchard.

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