The Bills have announced the signing of defensive end/linebacker Michael Buchanan, who was waived early last month by New England. Buchanan has played in 18 NFL games (but only three last season) after being selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2013 draft. He has recorded two sacks and five quarterbacks hits.
The Patriots have waived defensive end Michael Buchanan and wideout Kevin Dorsey, per NESN. Buchanan appeared in 18 games over the past two seasons with 11 tackles and two sacks. But he was placed on season-ending injured reserve early in the year with an ankle injury. Dorsey never got a chance to play for New England. He played three games with Green Bay in 2014 before also landing on IR.
The Patriots announced Monday they reinstated cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, who both had their roster exemptions lifted after serving four-game suspensions to begin the season. To clear two roster spots, the Patriots released defensive lineman Joe Vellano and placed defensive lineman Michael Buchanan on injured reserve.
Several Patriots who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game in Kansas City, including linebacker Jamie Collins, who was probable with a thigh injury. Guard Dan Connolly (foot), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle) and safety Don Jones (hamstring) also are suiting up.
The Patriots have listed six players as probable for Week 4 on the team's final injury report Saturday, including tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee), defensive lineman Michael Buchanan (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (foot), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder) and safety Don Jones (hamstring). All six players were limited in practice Saturday, but all have designated as probable to play. Gronkowski played in more than 50 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Week 3 for the first time this season and should continue to see his workload increase.