Poor Michael Jasper is just never allowed to get comfortable.
After a long, winding college career that saw him play on both sides of the ball for three different colleges, Jasper had to be hoping that he’d finally find some stability when he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills this spring as a defensive tackle.
Sorry, Mike. First, the Bills released Jasper this weekend, putting his fledgling career in flux. Then, he was brought back to the practice squad…but as an offensive tackle rather than a nose tackle? What?
Chan Gailey’s explanation:
“We think he’s a very good athlete,” said Gailey. ”We like Mike Jasper. We like his work ethic and athletic ability. We just think he’ll be a better offensive player in the long run. We moved him over there and he was agreeable to it and he actually was looking forward to it and I think he was excited about the opportunity.”
Well, that’s interesting. Lord knows the Bills need help along the offensive line, so maybe this is the right move in the long haul. After all, he was going to have a tough time ever beating out Kyle Williams or Torell Troup for much playing time anyway.
We’re big fans of Michael Jasper here at BLD, so I know I certainly hope it works out for him and the Bills. It’s hard to believe a man with that size and that work ethic won’t be able to figure out some way to stick in the NFL in some capacity.