Bills Sign 5 to Practice Squad

September 1, 2013 Updated Sep 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM EDT

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Bills Sign 5 to Practice Squad

September 1, 2013 Updated Sep 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY – (Bills Press Release) The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed G Mark Asper, DE Jamie Blatnick, DE Izaan Cross, QB Thad Lewis and WR Tommy Streeter to the Practice Squad.

Asper re-joins the Bills after being selected by the team in the sixth-round (178th overall) of the 2012 Draft. The 6-7, 325-pound Oregon product spent portions of his rookie season on the 53-man rosters of the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will wear No. 62.

Streeter entered the NFL as a sixth-round (198th overall) draft selection of the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and spent the season on Injured Reserve. The 6-5, 215-pound Miami product finished his collegiate career with 52 catches for 967 yards and nine touchdowns in 30 games (nine starts). He led the Hurricanes with a career-high 46 receptions and 811 yards in 2011. He will wear No. 17.

Blatnick, Cross and Lewis re-join the team after being released on August 31st.

Blatnick entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2012. He was released prior to the regular season and spent a portion of the season on the Broncos’ Practice Squad. The 6-3, 253-pound Oklahoma State product appeared in 51 games and totaled 118 tackles, 24 stops for a loss and 16.0 sacks for the Cowboys.

Cross joined the Bills as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 Draft. The 6-4, 300-pound Georgia Tech product was a three-year starter at defensive end and played in 52 games (41 starts) for the Yellow Jackets.

Lewis, acquired via trade with the Detroit Lions on August 25th, spent the 2011-12 seasons on the Practice Squad and 53-man roster of the Cleveland Browns. He started the Browns’ 2012 regular season finale against Pittsburgh and completed 22-of-32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

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