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Bills sign Jelani Jenkins

Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins (53) runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

The Buffalo Bills made tweaks to both their active roster and practice squad on Tuesday, signing veteran linebacker Jelani Jenkins and releasing cornerback Greg Mabin to make room on the 53-man roster. The AFC East franchise then signed wide receiver Malachi Dupre in favor of Daikiel Shorts on the practice squad.

Jenkins, 25, was drafted in the fourth round back in 2013 by the Miami Dolphins out of Florida. He wound up leading the team in tackles when he amassed 110 in total as a rookie. He spent four seasons in Miami but found a new change of scenery when he signed with the Oakland Raiders in March. However, he was placed on injured reserve on September 2 and later came to an agreement on an injury settlement.

He has 227 total tackles, 3.5 sacks and three forced fumbles over his career.

Mabin played his collegiate football at Iowa but went undrafted and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was signed by the Bills on June 1.

Dupre was a former five-star recruit who just finished up his tenure at LSU, off a season in which he compiled 593 yards and three touchdowns. He chose to forego his final season of eligibility and was selected in the seventh round of the draft by the Green Bay Packers.

Shorts was signed to the practice squad last Sunday and is a rookie out of West Virginia who headlined the Mountaineers receiving corps with 63 catches a season ago.

The Bills scraped together an ugly 21-12 win over the rival New York Jets on Sunday. Buffalo travels to Carolina to take on the Panthers for Week 2.

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