According to buffalobills.com, Hubbard, 25, is a 6’2″ 225 pound receiver who was drafted in the 6th round by the Cleveland Browns in 2008. He was on the Browns’ practice squad that season and on the Raiders’ practice squad last season. The Raiders cut him this year, but the Bills are intrigued by his prototypical size.
Russell, 23, is an OLB that is listed at 6’4″ 280 lbs. on the Bills’ web site. On his nfl.com player profile, he is listed at 6’3″ 260. He was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Wake Forest, who has already gone from the Packers to the Chiefs, and now the Bills. He is making the unique transition from college defensive tackle to professional outside linebacker. I suppose guys like this are the reason practice squads are available. If he’s playing OLB, I hope that nfl.com has the right weight on him.
In former Bills news, QB Levi Brown recently tweeted his displeasure for not being invited to the Bills’ practice squad. Brown posted, “NEVER woulda guessed id be in this position right now. Not even a practice squad invite. i’ve now officially gone from surprised to pissed!”
I’d expect Levi to be pissed, but I don’t know that I’d expect him to tweet it. Listen Levi, you’re a 7th-round draft pick from Troy, I hope you didn’t get a sense of entitlement because you felt teams were falling all over themselves to acquire you. The Bills still have available spots on their practice squad, and I don’t think this tweet should affect his chances to make it. Maybe some humble pie for a guy who completed just 15 of 30 passes for 130 yards, with no touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the preseason against third and fourth string players, was just what Levi needed. Maybe he’ll be a capable NFL QB someday, but for a project player who has proved nothing, he should realize he has to earn everything he can get at this point. Bills’ fans have no reason to doubt Gailey’s evaluations so far. Good luck Levi; work hard, tweet less, and maybe you can be the next Tom Brady (but probably not).