ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they have promoted wide receiver Paul Hubbard from the practice squad and signed linebacker Mike Balogun to the 53-man roster.
Hubbard joins the squad after the team announced wide receiver Roscoe Parrish would miss the remainder of the season due to a broken wrist.
Hubbard originally joined the Bills’ practice squad on September 6 after being released by Oakland on August 31. The 6-2, 225-pound Wisconsin product spent the 2009 season on the Raiders’ practice squad. Hubbard originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round (191st overall) draft choice of Cleveland in 2008 and spent the season on the team’s practice squad. Hubbard will wear No. 17.
Balogun joins the Bills from Tampa Bay’s practice squad. The 6-0, 250-pound Oklahoma product originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers in April and spent several weeks on the practice squads of Washington and Tampa Bay. Balogun played for the Sooners for one season, appearing in 10 games with two starts in 2008 and did not play in 2009. He transferred to Oklahoma from Lackawanna (PA) Community College where he was named the Northeast Football Conference Player of the Year in 2007, finishing with 86 tackles. Balogun will wear No. 94.
The Bills also announced that the team has signed FB Jehuu Caulcrick and WR Montez Billings to the team’s practice squad.