Buffalo Bills re-sign Andre Roberts, Dean Marlowe and move two players onto IR

The Buffalo Bills made some additional moves on Sunday after setting their 53-man roster on Saturday.

One of the biggest surprises the Buffalo Bills had on Saturday was the release of kick returner, Andre Roberts. The veteran is one of the best returners in the NFL and had back to back Pro Bowl seasons, one with the New York Jets in 2018 and then the Buffalo Bills on last year.

However, the Bills had a plan and they were expecting to re-sign him, along with Dean Marlowe, after they had to place two players on injured reserve. Those players were Jon Feliciano, who suffered a torn pec prior to training camp, and rookie Isaiah Hodgins.

Since the Buffalo Bills wait until today to make that move both players potentially could return after three weeks due to changes this season to the rules applied to the injured reserve list.

It was a risky move for the Buffalo Bills to released Andre Roberts because he is one of the better kick returners. This was evident by the fact that Adam Caplan tweeted that there were three other teams interested in signing Roberts.

As Caplan noted, he decided to honor his agreement and returned to the team and since they placed Hodgins on IR the Buffalo Bills kept their wide receiver total to six on the 53-man roster.

The other player re-signed, Dean Marlowe, has been a pivotal part of the Buffalo Bills depth at the safety position. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2015 and spent the first two years of his NFL career with Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator.

He joined the Bills practice squad towards the end of the 2017 season but was promoted to the active roster each of the past two seasons. During that stretch, he has played in 11 games and has 16 total tackles.