The Buffalo Bills made several transactions Tuesday as the team prepares to open the regular season Sunday against the New York Jets.
The team announced it has waived fullback Patrick DiMarco with an injury settlement. DiMarco signed as a free agent with the Bills in 2017, playing three seasons and never missing a game. He made appearances in 50 contests, including two playoff games, and was used primarily as a blocker and core special teams player. He was placed on I.R. prior to Saturday’s cuts and was going to be out for the season.
Practice squad moves
The Bills also announced the addition of two players to the practice squad, while releasing two others. Coming in are wide receiver Jake Kumerow and defensive lineman Chris Slayton.
Kumerow started four games for the Green Bay Packers last year and was considered by many to be a surprise cut by them this past weekend. He caught 12 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown.
Kumerow is the cousin of defensive ends Nick and Joey Bosa. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent, signed by the Cincinnati Bengals, out of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2015. He’s also spent time in the Patriots organization.