AFC East: Mark Asper

Legursky wins Bills' LG job; Brown cut

October, 15, 2013
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday released offensive lineman Colin Brown, solidifying Doug Legursky's hold on the starting job at left guard.

Brown started the first five games of the regular season in place of Legursky, who injured his knee in the preseason finale. Legursky returned Sunday and started and played 83 percent of offensive snaps against Cleveland.

"I thought Doug did a nice job in there for just coming back," coach Doug Marrone said Monday. "Colin has struggled before, and we did play Doug much more than we did Colin."

To replace Brown, the Bills promoted offensive lineman Mark Asper from the practice squad. He joins guard Antoine McClain, who was claimed off waivers last week, and tackle Thomas Welch as reserve options along the offensive line.

Here's a recap of the Bills' roster moves over the past two days:

Signed QB Matt Flynn
Placed S Jonathan Meeks on injured reserve/designation to return

Released G Colin Brown
Promoted OL Mark Asper from practice squad
Released OLB Jamie Blatnick from practice squad
Signed OL Bryant Browning to practice squad
Signed LB Jacquies Smith to practice squad
One day after being waived by the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Thad Lewis will return as a member of the practice squad, the team announced.

EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel are on the team's active roster, and it's unclear if Manuel will be healthy enough to play next Sunday against New England.

In addition to Lewis, the Bills added outside linebacker Jamie Blatnick, defensive lineman Izaan Cross, offensive lineman Mark Asper, and wide receiver Tommy Streeter to their practice squad.

Asper was a sixth-round pick by the Bills in 2012, and has since spent time with Minnesota and Jacksonville. Streeter was a sixth-round pick by Baltimore last season.

Blatnick and Cross were both waived by the Bills on Saturday.

Bills practice squad:
QB Thad Lewis
RB Ronnie Wingo (per source)
WR Tommy Streeter
OL Mark Asper
DL Izaan Cross
OLB Jamie Blatnick