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The Buffalo Bills promoted Jonathan Meeks to their 53-man roster.

Jonathan Meeks was promoted to Buffalo's 53-man roster on Wednesday

After trading Matt Cassel to the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills had an opening on their 53-man roster. On Wednesday, Buffalo filled that roster spot by promoting safety Jonathan Meeks from their practice squad.

Meeks was originally drafted by the Bills in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft. He was a special teams contributor as a rookie and appeared in eight games. Last year, Meeks was placed on the injured reserve.

This summer, Meeks performed well at training camp but he found himself as the team's fifth safety behind Aaron WilliamsCorey GrahamBacarri Rambo and Duke Williams. Buffalo didn't have room to carry four safeties so the safety was released and later placed on the practice squad.

Entering Week 3, Meeks has a good chance of playing immediately with Buffalo. Aaron Williams is currently out with a neck injury and Duke Williams has struggled through the first two weeks of the season. Against the Dolphins, Meeks has a chance to show the coaching staff that he belongs on the 53-man roster long term. 

After activating Meeks to their 53-man roster, the Bills officially signed Dustin Vaughan to their practice squad.

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