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Report: Bills will promote LB Enemkpali


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The Buffalo Bills reportedly plan to promote suspended linebacker IK Enemkpali to their 53-man roster.

The team is making the move because it is wary of losing him to another team while he is suspended, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

Enemkpali is expected to be suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

The suspension, reported Thursday by The Associated Press, is punishment for Enemkpali punching and breaking the jaw of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

Enemkpali was released by the Jets after decking Smith over a $600 debt Enemkpali said Smith owed as travel reimbursement to a football camp.

Enemkpali signed with the Buffalo Bills the next day, reuniting with coach Rex Ryan, who coached the Jets last season when Enemkpali was drafted in the sixth round. The Bills cut Enemkpali last weekend but re-signed him to the practice squad.

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