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Wheatley adds to DB depth

With Terrence McGee and Aaron Williams both injured, the Bills supplemented their cornerback depth by moving Terrence Wheatley from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

McGee is down with a hamstring injury. Williams is out several weeks with an injury to the collarbone and shoulder area. Drayton Florence and Leodis McKelvin are the Bills' starters at cornerback, and Reggie Corner now is No. 3. No. 4 is rookie Justin Rogers. Wheatley was a second-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2008. He was the ninth cornerback taken in the draft that year and ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.37 seconds before the draft. But he never has been able to stay healthy. He was cut at the end of preseason by Jacksonville this summer.

Said coach Chan Gailey on Wheatley: "He's got some quickness. He's a good man-to-man cover guy. I haven't seen him, but I think he can probably help us in special teams. He hasn't learned everything. He hasn't been here long enough. But he'll get it slowly but surely."

The Bills released veteran tight end David Martin to make room for Wheatley. They also signed defensive back Brandon Bing to the practice squad. He went undrafted out of Rutgers last spring and was released by Denver prior to the regular season. Bing, 5-11 and 177, started 13 of 41 games in college.

---Mark Gaughan


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