Bills activate TE Shawn Nelson
The Bills (0-5) had until Monday to activate or release Nelson, who opened the season serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Ellis was the odd man out after failing to make the transition from defensive end to linebacker in the Bills' new 3-4 defense. The third-year player started the first two games this season, but was inactive in two of the past three.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Colts owner Irsay faces four felony counts
- Source: Cowboys sign ex-Browns QB Weeden
- Revis on joining Pats: 'I just wanted to win'
- Saints bring back RT Strief on five-year deal
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
NFL WEEK 5 COVERAGE
- Rawlings Buffalo Bills Softee Triple Play 3-Ball Set