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Naaman Roosevelt Signed by the Buffalo Bills

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Naaman Gets away from the Lions yet again
Naaman Gets away from the Lions yet again
Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Naaman Roosevelt will be joining the Buffalo Bills in this seasons summer camp just days after being released by the Detroit Lions. This may allow Naaman to add to the 16 career games with the Bills. He was active on the Bills rosterduring the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The highlight of his Buffalo stint was a 60 yard touchdown reception from Ryan Fitzpatrick at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants.

Bills REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
Receiving
25 43 396 15.8 60 1

Naaman was waived by the Bills just before the 2012 season. Then in 2013 Roosevelt signed with the Browns, and  then with Detroit earlier this year.

Roosevelt is a product of Buffalo having played his high school ball at St. Joe's where he played at the quarterback position. When Turner Gill promised the high school senior a fair shot at quarterback Naaman decided to stay in Buffalo and play for the Bulls.

He ended up losing the Quarterback position to Drew Willy but quickly became Willy's favorite target. Naaman started seven games as a freshman after being converted into a wide receiver. He had 31 receptions and  2 touchdowns.

During his Junior season Roosevelt was a pivotal player in Buffalo's MAC championship run. Roosevelt's 104 receptions was one short of the MAC Conference record at the time. When he graduated a year later Naaman held most every UB Bulls receiving record.

He went undrafted in 2010 but was picked up by the Bills as a free agent.

To make room for both players, the Bills waived wide receiver Ramses Barden and linebacker Nathan Williams, who were both long shots to make the final roster.