Orchard Park, NY – Buffalo Bills launched wide receiver Jake Kumerow on Thursday after hiring him for the active squad three weeks ago.
The change comes at a time when veteran receiver John Brown is approaching a comeback after losing the last four games of the Bills, after being placed in reserve due to an ankle injury after the team’s game in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Brown returned to training last week after the team assigned him to return from IR, opening a three-week window to assess his progress. Bills coach Sean McDermott said on Wednesday that it is still a day, wait to see Brown approach.
With the release of Kumerow, this opens up a spot for the Bills to activate Brown this week ahead of his Monday Night Football game against division rival New England Patriots.
Kumerow will have to go through exemptions, but he must return to the Bills practice roster if he does. He took a touchdown pass last week on his first goal of the season to help Bills beat the Denver Broncos 48-19.
The 28-year-old former Packers’ recipients made the most of their opportunity while on the active roster for Bills. In addition to his great catch, Kumerow also excelled on special teams and when asked to play in attack – mainly as a blocker.
The account-taking body has become one of the team’s deepest positions. Josh Allen has spread the ball all this year and Kumerow is one of the 13 Bills players who got a touchdown this season, who is tied for an NFL record.
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