The injuries along the offensive line continue to pile up and the Buffalo Bills appear to have lost LaAdrian Waddle for the season.
The Buffalo Bills saw offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle leave yesterday’s practice on a cart and it appears the team will be without Waddle for the season. According to multiple reports, including ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Waddle suffered a torn quad that will force him to miss four to five months. This likely means his first season with the Bills will be spent on injured reserve.
The Bills signed Waddle to a one-year deal this offseason as a free agent. He spent the past four seasons with the New England Patriots, starting a total of seven games the past two years.
He was expected to provide depth at the offensive tackle position, specifically on the right side, behind Cody Ford and Ty Nsehke. This is a major blow to the team’s depth as they have been dealing with injuries across the entire offensive line.
The Buffalo Bills have been trying to find out the best combination for their starting five but haven’t been able to truly evaluate with all the injuries. Starting center Mitch Morse has missed a majority of camp due to a concussion, along with Jon Feliciano, Spencer Long and Quinton Spain all missing some practice time during camp.
The front office isn’t wasting any time though and have begun working out offensive tackles. According to Ian Rapoport, the Buffalo Bills are bringing in Sam Young for a workout.
If Young were to be signed by the Bills, this would actually be his second stint with the team. He was claimed off waivers by the Bills at the start of the 2011 season and spent just over two seasons with the team. He was released by the Bills during the 2013 season and has since played for Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins.
The lose of LaAdrian Waddle is a big for the Buffalo Bills in terms of depth but adding an offensive tackle Sam Young would be a smart move for a team trying to solidify their offensive line.