Free agent linebacker Andra Davis has signed with the Buffalo Bills.
After spending the first seven years of his career in Cleveland after leaving the Florida Gators in the 2002 draft, Davis joined the Denver Broncos for the 2009 season. Davis was released from his two-year contract with the Broncos after just one season in which he recorded 90 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
There is no question that Davis’ interest in Buffalo was peaked by the team’s preparation for a switch to the 3-4 defense this season under defensive coordinator George Edwards. Davis has been a productive inside linebacker throughout his career and is adept in the 3-4 defensive scheme.
“Last year in Denver was our first season putting the [3-4]defense in and we started off great,” Davis told Buffalobills.com. “I like when coaches lean on me. I like to be that guy on the field that players lean on. I enjoy that.”
While Davis is the first free agent signing for the Bills this off-season – he certainly won’t be the last. Be sure to stay tuned to BLD for all your Bills info this season.
There is no question that Davis will provided veteran leadership to a young team making a significant transition. While Davis was certainly interested in the senior role and a familiar defense, there is something to be said for the relationship he shares with the man who will be calling the plays; defensive coordinator George Edwards was one of the club’s best selling points having been Davis’ linebackers coach in Cleveland in 2004.