Bills elevate Stills, Jackson to active roster

Kenny Stills will be an option for Buffalo if Gabriel Davis can't play
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By WGR 550 SportsRadio

The Buffalo Bills have elevated wide receiver Kenny Stills and cornerback Dane Jackson from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced on Saturday.

Both players are now eligible to be active for the game, but there is still no guarantee either will be. Stills is most likely insurance in case wide receiver Gabriel Davis can't play due to his ankle injury. Davis missed two days of practice this week, then was limited on Friday and officially listed as "questionable" for the game.

Stills was released by the Houston Texans on Nov. 27 in a surprise move, by many. He then cleared waivers, became a free agent, and eventually signed with the Bills' practice squad on Jan. 4, right before the postseason.

The 28-year-old Stills originally entered the league as a fifth round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2013, spending his first two seasons there before being traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2015. He then spent the next four years in South Florida before being traded to Houston prior to the 2019 season.

Stills led the NFL with 20.0 yards per-reception in his rookie season, and prior to this season, had only one season of less than 500 yards receiving, topping out at 63 catches for 931 yards in 2014.

In 10 games played this season with the Texans, Stills caught 11 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown. In his eight-year career, Stills has 310 receptions for 4,843 yards and 37 touchdowns, averaging 15.6 yards per-reception.

Jackson has been elevated several times this season, and has seen action in five games, including two starts.

The Bills also announced that they have signed kicker Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad and released defensive back Duke Thomas from the practice squad. Starting place kicker Tyler Bass has a hand injury, but it's not considered anything that would prevent him from playing. Vizcaino has spent time with four other NFL teams this season.

The Chiefs also made a couple roster moves ahead of Sunday's contest, elevating wide receiver Marcus Kemp and cornerback Chris Lammons from the practice squad. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Rashad Fenton are both questionable to play.

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