Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tight end moves abound as teams shuffle rosters

Life as a tight end in the AFC East is anything but boring.

All four teams made their weekly roster moves Tuesday, with each shaking up their respective tight end depth chart.

Here's some highlights from the shuffle:

Per NewYorkJets.com: Gang Green placed defensive end Mike Catapano on IR and moved safety Ronald Martin to the active roster. Tight end Brandon Bostick, who's spent time with three different teams since last season, took Catapano's place on the practice squad.

- Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com: The New England Patriots waived cornerback Rashaan Melvin, releasing tight end Joseph Fauria in the process. Fauria, a third-year pro who previously spent time with the Detroit Lions, joined the Patriots' practice squad less than a month ago.

- Per Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com: Rookie sixth-round pick Nick O'Leary has finally gotten his shot at increased playing time with the Bills, as he was promoted to the 53-man roster. The move comes at a price for fellow tight end Matthew Mulligan, however, who was subsequently released. 

- Per MiamiDolphins.com: The Dolphins waived safety Jordan Kovacs and designated Robert Thomas II for IR, making room on the roster for tight end Brandon Williams to return. Williams, who was waived only three days ago, appeared in four games for Miami this season after his move to the active roster on Oct 19.

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