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Bills drop Delano Howell, promote Mana Silva to 53-man roster

By Jay Skurski

The Buffalo Bills made a roster change this afternoon, releasing safety Delano Howell and promoting safety Delano Howell from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Silva, 6-foot-0 and 206 pounds, was signed to the practice squad Oct. 2, after being released by the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 27, when they signed former Bills punter Brian Moorman.

Silva was with the Bills on the practice squad last season before the Cowboys signed him to their 53-man roster Dec. 13, 2011. Silva had 14 career interceptions in his college career at Hawaii, alogn with 169 tackles in 38 games.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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