Former Patriots OL Simmons signs with Bills

Former Patriots offensive lineman Kendall Simmons, who was released Nov. 9 when the team promoted cornerback Kyle Arrington from the practice squad, signed on Tuesday with the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills placed guard Eric Wood, one of their two first-round draft choices this year, on injured reserve.

Simmons appeared in one game for the Patriots this season. Coach Bill Belichick said the team wasn't planning to release him, but when the Cleveland Browns attempted to sign Arrington to their active roster, the Patriots decided to hold on to Arrington by putting him on their roster and releasing Simmons.