Buffalo Bills place Canadian DT Eli Ankou on injured list

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The Buffalo Bills have placed Canadian defensive tackle Eli Ankou on the practice squad injured list ahead of their Week 14 showdown with the New York Jets.

The Ottawa native has not played a game for the Bills this season after re-signing with the team in February.

The UCLA product has bounced around the NFL recently, having been a member of the Indianapolis Colts (2020), Houston Texans (2020), Dallas Cowboys (2020), Atlanta Falcons (2021), Pittsburgh Steelers (2021) and Tennessee Titans (2021) and the Bills over the last two years.

The 27-year-old originally signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He was claimed off waivers that year by the Jacksonville Jaguars and spent two seasons with the team, recording 19 total tackles, one tackle for loss, and 1.5 sacks in 11 regular season games.

He dressed for nine games with the Cleveland Browns in 2019, making seven total tackles and one tackle for loss. The team claimed him off waivers in October 2019 and lost him to the waiver wire in September 2020 when he got picked up by the Colts.

The six-foot-three, 325-pounder has appeared in 33 NFL games, starting three, recording 43 total tackles, three tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, and 2.5 sacks. He has earned over $2.79 million in his career to date.

Ankou was selected in the third round of the 2017 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Redblacks, who still own his CFL rights.