The Buffalo Bills Have Added Two Defensive Players To The Roster
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is 32 years old and 6’1″, 245 pounds according to the team’s website. He has spent time playing in Washington, Arizona, and Oakland prior to joining the Bills this offseason.
He will add depth to the Bills roster at outside linebacker and can be an immediate contributor on special teams. In 2012, he was selected to the Pro Bowl for special teams while playing for Washington according to USAToday.com.
Details of Alexander’s contract have not been reported yet but it’s likely near the veteran minimum. Recently signed linebacker Zach Brown is the only player so far that the Bills have signed from another team that didn’t qualify for the veteran minimum benefit which speaks volumes about his chance of making the team compared to their other additions.
30-year-old safety Colt Anderson is 5’10” and 195 pounds according to the team’s website. He is the shortest and second lightest safety on the Bills roster as of now. Anderson also has experience on special teams but unlike Alexander, he never made the Pro Bowl for his performance on the unit.
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Colt has previously spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Indianapolis Colts (no they did not name the team after him) before joining the Bills.
A weird and completely unimportant side note to these signings is that when sorting the roster alphabetically from A-Z by last name, they are the top two players listed (see told you it was not important).
Both players were signed by their initial teams in the NFL as undrafted free agents. They are similar in the fact that through their hard work and dedication they have been able to remain in the NFL for longer than most people expected despite not being highly touted coming out of college.
Both are capable backups but neither is anything to get excited about. If you want to get excited for an addition to the Buffalo Bills roster you will likely have to wait until the NFL Draft begins on April 28th to get that warm fuzzy feeling of adding an impact player to the team.