Pro football: Buffalo Bills sign former East Central receiver Caleb Holley to practice squad

An Anchorage, Alaska, product, Holley broke a 35-year-old receiving record last season at East Central with 970 yards and nine touchdowns on 55 catches. He also set the single-game record with 224 yards on 14 receptions.
by Michael Baldwin Published: August 31, 2014
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East Central wide receiver Caleb Holley was one of four players with Oklahoma ties who received an unforgettable phone call on Sunday when the Buffalo Bills signed him to their practice squad.

An Anchorage, Alaska, product, Holley broke a 35-year-old receiving record last season at East Central with 970 yards and nine touchdowns on 55 catches. He also set the single-game record with 224 yards on 14 receptions.

Other players with Oklahoma ties signed to practice squads included: Oklahoma defensive linemen Casey Walker (Carolina) and David King (Cincinnati).

Tulsa wide receiver Damarius Johnson, who was waived by Philadelphia, was signed off waivers by Houston. The NCAA’s all-time leader for total yards, including return yards, Johnson’s primary role with the Eagles the past two seasons was returning kicks.

Two players – former OU running back Roy Finch and former OSU safety Sahmiel Gary – remain in limbo since New England might wait until Monday to sign players to their practice squad.

Players who failed to land a practice squad job on Sunday included: OU – receiver Lacolton Bester (Houston), offensive tackle Cory Brandon (Arizona); receiver Jaz Reynolds (Houston), running back Brennan Clay (Denver). OSU – defensive tackle Calvin Barnett (Cleveland) and former Edmond Memorial linebacker Anthony Morales (Carolina).

by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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