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The Buffalo Bills added tight end Nick O'Leary to their practice squad on Thursday.

Buffalo signed Nick O'Leary to their practice squad on Thursday.

The news of the day for the Buffalo Bills was Marcell Dareus signing a contract extension with the team. Lost in the news was tight end Nick O'Leary being added to Buffalo's practice squad. The former Florida State Seminoles tight end was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round (pick 194) of the 2015 draft. With the Seminoles, O'Leary set school records at tight end in receptions (114), receiving yards (1,591) and touchdowns (18). O'Leary won the John Mackey Award at Florida State in 2014 for being the best tight end in the nation.

Although O'Leary was drafted late by Buffalo, many people believed he'd be on Buffalo's opening day roster due to their lack of depth at tight end. Unfortunately for O'Leary, it didn't quite work out that way. The tight end struggled throughout training camp and the preseason. Although O'Leary was known for his reliable hands, he didn't have much success creating separation on the field. In four preseason games, O'Leary recorded one reception for eight yards.

To make room for O'Leary on the practice squad, the Bills released defensive end Cedric Reed.


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