Canadian linebacker Jamaal Westerman signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.

Westerman, who grew up in Brampton, Ont., has appeared in 45 career NFL games (three starts) with the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.

Westerman, 28, entered the National Football League as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2009 following his college career at Rutgers. He spent three years with the Jets (2009-11) before playing for Arizona and Indianapolis in 2012.

The six-foot-three, 255-pounder signed with the Miami Dolphins on March 15, 2012 but was waived during the final cuts before suiting up for a regular-season game.

Westerman has registered 53 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his NFL career. His younger brother, Jabar, is a defensive lineman with the Canadian Football League's B.C. Lions.

In a related move, the Bills released injured tight end Mike Caussin.

Caussin was designated as waived/injured. He's not practiced since hurting his hip on Aug. 2. The second-year player has had little luck since appearing in six games with Buffalo in 2011. He missed all of last season because of a knee injury.

The Bills (1-0) host Minnesota (0-1) in a pre-season game Friday.