Offensive tackle Michael Ola wasn’t a member of the New York Giants for very long, just one week.
With Marshall Newhouse sidelined due to a calf injury, and Mykkele Thompson added to the injured reserve and Michael Hunter — and then Andrew Adams — the Giants added a pair of offensive tackles to their practice squad last week.
Ola, who started 19 games in his career (12 for the Bears, seven for the Lions) was brought in to be emergency veteran depth for an offensive line that doesn’t have much of it.
This Wednesday, Ola was signed from the Giants’ practice squad to the Buffalo Bills’ active roster.
The #Bills sign OT Michael Ola off Giants practice squad to fill vacant roster spot. More at https://t.co/tgttAMwjdw— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) September 28, 2016
Practice squad players are not protected from other teams, making “stashing” players on the practice squad a chancy proposition, with the catch that players signed off practice squads must be added to the 53-man roster.
The Giants now have a void on their practice squad which they will have to fill. We will bring you the Giants’ corresponding roster move as soon as it’s announced.