Bills activate Neal and Brown from reserve/COVID-19 list

August 05, 2020 - 11:14 am

After defensive tackle Vincent Taylor was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills had two more players come off that list on Wednesday in safety Siran Neal and cornerback Ike Brown.

Neal was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last Thursday after reportedly testing positive for the coronavirus after originally testing negative. After a few days of testing negative for COVID-19, Neal tweeted out Wednesday morning that he was back and ready to roll.

The 26-year-old special teams standout and backup defensive back is entering his third season with the Bills after being drafted in the fifth round (154th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft. Last season, Neal appeared in 15 games for the Bills, making 36 combined tackles (14 on special teams) and forcing a fumble.

As for Brown, the undrafted free agent cornerback out of Florida International University was the first Bills players to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week Tuesday. The 22-year-old totaled five interceptions, 24 passes defensed, 101 total tackles and four tackles for loss in 36 games at FIU.

To make room for Neal and Brown on the roster, the Bills have released running back Antonio Williams and defensive end Jonathan Woodard.

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