The Bills have promoted CB Terrence Wheatley to their 53-man roster and released TE David Martin.
Wheatley, a former second-round pick of the Patriots, had previously been on the Buffalo practice squad. He has played in 12 career games, though he has made just four tackles and does not have an interception. The Bills were in need of a defensive back after losing rookie CB Aaron Williams for an extended period of time because of a shoulder injury.
Martin, a 10-year NFL vet, has been inactive for all three Bills games this season. He started nine games for the club last season and registered seven receptions and a touchdown.
The way we see it
Wheatley never lived up to his potential as a second-rounder in New England, but will get an opportunity in Buffalo. He provides much needed depth to the Bills' secondary, as they are also missing Terrence McGee.