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Buffalo claims Enemkpali off waivers after Geno punch

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 14: Ikemefuna Enemkpali #51 of the New York Jets celebrates in the fourth quarter after sacking the quarterback during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Jets defeated the Titans 16-11. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 14: Ikemefuna Enemkpali #51 of the New York Jets celebrates in the fourth quarter after sacking the quarterback during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Jets defeated the Titans 16-11. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have claimed Ikemefuna Enemkpali off of waivers from the New York Jets after the linebacker was released for breaking quarterback Geno Smith's jaw with a punch.

FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo confirmed the signing on Wednesday. NFL.com first reported the transaction.

Enemkpali and Smith got into a dispute Tuesday before the team's morning walkthrough and the linebacker slugged the quarterback. Smith likely needs surgery and is sidelined for 6-10 weeks, according to coach Todd Bowles.

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Enemkpali was released by the team shortly after the incident.