In a move that’s not at all surprising, the Bills brought in some more offensive line depth today, claiming Sam Young off waivers from Dallas. To make room for Young the Bills released WR Ruvell Martin, who had been a surprising addition to the 53-man roster this weekend.
Young brings at least one thing: size. He checks in at 6’8”, 322 pounds. Young also had a successful college career at Notre Dame, where he was a four-year starter. In fact, he set an Irish record for consecutive game started (50). However, he isn’t a great athlete and he hasn’t been able to make much of a dent at the NFL level. Dallas drafted him in the sixth round in 2010 but he never was able to break into the lineup much, appearing in only two games in his rookie season.
It will be interesting to see if Young sees the field for Buffalo this season. He figures to get some looks at right tackle. At the very least I’m glad there’s another backup tackle on the roster now besides (very green) rookie Chris Hairston.
In other roster news, the Bills filled their final practice squad spot by bringing back undrafted rookie CB Doyle Miller, who had been released this weekend. I thought Miller had some nice moments in the preseason, so it’s not terribly surprising to see him back.