By Tim Graham
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine apparently liked what he saw from linebacker Marcus Dowtin as a member of the New York Jets.
The Bills today claimed Dowtin off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dowtin started his NFL career last year under Pettine, then the Jets' defensive coordinator. Dowtin, an undrafted rookie out of North Alabama, spent time on the practice squad but eventually was promoted and played in three games for the Jets.
The Eagles signed Dowtin to a futures contract on Dec. 31. But new head coach Chip Kelly has been tweaking the roster and released him Thursday.
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