Buffalo Bills Sign 14 Undrafted Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills signed 14 undrafted free agents today at a variety of positions. The most notable player is probably “baby Gronk” more formally known as Glenn Gronkowski, the fullback from Kansas State who’s older brother just happens to be Rob Gronkowski the best tight end in the NFL and star player for the New England Patriots.
The Bills also signed Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker who’s emotional plea to his family on draft night after going undrafted has gotten a lot of attention. In this ESPN.com clip you can check out the video of it. According to 247Sports, “Striker finished his OU career with 191 total tackles, including 46.5 tackles for loss and 23 sacks, and he also broke up 11 passes, recovered four fumbles, forced a pair and picked off a pass.”
The rest of the players signed by the Bills include LB Bryson Albright (Miami-Ohio), WR Davonte Allen (Marshall), WR Gary Chambers (Arizona State), S Reid Ferguson (LSU), C Robert Kugler (Purdue), G/C Jamison Lalk (Iowa State), DE Claudell Louis (Fresno State), OT Marquis Lucas (West Virginia), OT Keith Lumpkin (Rutgers), K Marshall Morgan (Georgia), CB Julian Whigham (Syracuse), and finally DT Justin Zimmer (Ferris State).
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The fourteen players signed today are from ten different positions. There were four positions that the Bills signed two players at which were linebacker, wide receiver, center, and offensive tackle. All fourteen players were from different colleges.
Although the Bills added these fourteen players today they also released three players from their roster including defensive end/linebacker Jairus Wynn, cornerback Merrill Noel and center Ronald Patrick. You can read more about that here in our article on the topic.
Most of these players will not make the final 53 man cut but it seems like every year a few of them impress enough and end up making the team or sticking around on the practice squad. It’s an exciting time of year when you can add 14 talented young players to your roster even if eventually you will have to let some of them go.
If you are looking to learn more about each of these 14 prospects, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com gives a pretty good overview of each of the players here.