Bills release DT Deandre Coleman, place two on IR

December 26, 2017

The Buffalo Bills made several roster moves on Tuesday.

The team released defensive tackle Deandre Coleman, placed running back Travaris Cadet and wide receiver Andre Holmes on injured reserve and promoted running back Marcus Murphy, wide receiver Malichi Dupre and defensive tackle Rickey Hatley.

Cadet fractured his ankle in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. In six games with the Bills this season, Cadet had 22 carries for 93 yards and 16 catches for 119 yards. Holmes was injured before the New England game and wound up inactive for Week 16. Holmes finished his season with 13 catches for 120 yards and a team-high three receiving touchdowns.

Coleman joined the Bills active roster on November 19th, after being released by the Bills after the preseason. Coleman suited up for 6 games and accumulated 7 total tackles as a Bill this season.

Murphy entered the NFL as a seventh round draft pick in 2015 with the New Orleans Saints. Murphy was active for 16 games in New Orleans, but was waived before the 2017 season. Murphy latched on to Buffalo's practice squad early in November. Hatley joined the Bills practice squad last week. Dupre was drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 draft by the Green Bay Packers, but was released before the season started. Dupre has been on Buffalo's practice squad for most of the season, signed on September 12th.