By Jay Skurski
The Buffalo Bills added another cornerback to their 53-man roster this afternoon by promoting rookie Johnny Adams from the practice squad.
Adams, 24, is a 5-foot-11, 177-pound rookie out of Michigan State. He originally signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent following this year's draft, and also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Bills' practice squad earlier this month.
Adams started 39 games and played in 54 for the Spartans, making 157 tackles, 35 passes defensed and 11 interceptions. He becomes the fifth healthy cornerback on the Bills' roster, behind Leodis McKelvin, Justin Rogers, Nickell Robey and Brandon Burton. The Bills also have the injured Stephon Gilmore (wrist) and Ron Brooks (foot) on the roster.
To make room for Adams, the Bills released defensive tackle Jay Ross. Ross, 25, was a healthy inactive Sunday. He spent most of last season on the practice squad, appearing in one game.
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