Bills place Love on injured reserve; waive Wesley

August 28, 2019

The Buffalo Bills made a couple roster moves just three days before the cut down to the final 53-man roster is due.

The team announced Wednesday that it has waived offensive tackle De’Ondre Wesley with an injury settlement and placed defensive end Mike Love on injured reserve. Wesley had been out recently with a knee injury, while Love had a pectoral muscle injury.

Love was having a solid training camp and preseason. He was consistently one of the team’s top-four defensive ends, as far as practice and game reps, and seemed on track to make the final 53-man roster. He was originally signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2018 after playing college football at the University of South Florida. He was cut at the end of training camp last year, but re-signed to the team's practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster in December, playing three regular season games.

The move of Love to injured reserve opens the door for rookie Darryl Johnson to make the 53-man roster. Johnson, a seventh round pick from North Carolina A&T, has flashed plenty of length and athleticism this preseason.

Wesley entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of BYU, signed by the Baltimore Ravens. He spent parts of last year with both the Bills and Indianapolis Colts' practice squads, and was re-claimed off waivers by the Bills this past offseason.

With these two transactions, the Bills roster now stands at 89 players. They have to get to 53 players by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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