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Bills make a pair of roster moves; cut Caussin, sign Westerman

By Tim Graham

PITTSFORD -- The Buffalo Bills have made a pair of roster moves today, cutting injured tight end Mike Caussin and signing former New York Jets linebacker Jamaal Westerman.

Caussin has been sidelined for most of his NFL career. He signed with the Bills in 2010 after failing to make the Jacksonville Jaguars roster as an undrafted rookie out of James Madison.

Caussin had all five of his NFL catches and both career starts in 2011. He suffered a knee injury at the end of that season and missed all of 2012. He had missed two weeks of this year's training camp with a hip injury.

Westerman played for Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine with the Jets. Westerman played 36 games over his three seasons there and recorded 5.5 sacks. He split time with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals last year, but had just one sack in three games.

Westerman is 6-foot-3, 255 pounds. He went undrafted out of Rutgers in 2009.


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