Orchard Park (WKBW/Bills Release) The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed CB Crezdon Butler (pronounced KREHZ-duhn) and OT Thomas Welch to the 53-man roster. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Butler joins the Bills from the Arizona Cardinals’ Practice Squad. He spent a portion of the 2012 season on the 53-man roster of the Cardinals and Washington Redskins. The 6-1, 191-pound Clemson product entered the NFL as a fifth-round (164th overall) draft choice of Pittsburgh in 2010. He has appeared in eight career games. Butler will wear No. 29.
Welch comes to Buffalo after being released by Philadelphia prior to the 2012 season. The 6-7, 310-pound Vanderbilt product entered the NFL as a seventh-round (208th overall) draft choice of New England in 2010. He spent the 2010 season on the Practice Squad of Minnesota before being elevated to the Vikings’ 53-man roster. In 2011, Welch appeared in eight games with St. Louis (five games) and New England (three games), making one start with the Patriots. He will wear No. 66.