HOUSTON -- The Houston Oilers Thursday acquired strong safety Mike Kennedy off waivers from the Buffalo Bills, filling the club's final roster position.
Kennedy, 25, played his rookie season last year for Buffalo, starting in seven games.
He was drafted by the Bills out of the University of Toledo, cut and then resigned after four games.
He intercepted one pass last year and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. He also was credited with 59 tackles.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Kennedy is expected to play a backup role at safety and play on special teams.
Kennedy fills the Oilers' 49th position on the roster. The team had left the spot for running back Mike Rozier of the Pittsburgh Maulers. Rozier, however, could not reach an agreement with the U.S. Football League club to release him from a 3-year, $3.1 million personal services contract.