Buffalo Bills sign 10 players to future contracts including Isaiah Hodgins

Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State (Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports)
Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State (Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills season came to an end on Sunday night and Monday they had already begun working towards next season. The team announced they had signed 10 players to reserve/future contracts, including former draft pick Isaiah Hodgins.

Isaiah Hodgins was a sixth round pick in 2020 but has only played four regular-season snaps, which occurred in Week 16 of this season against the New England Patriots. He missed his entire rookie season after starting the year on injured reserve and was designated to return. However, it was announced shortly after that he would have shoulder surgery and be done for the year.

This past offseason, Isaiah Hodgins was impressing coaches and players with his performance during OTAs. The depth the Bills had at the position pushed him down the depth chart and he spent the year on the practice squad.

Now with players like Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie set to be free agents, there is a good chance Hodgins might be able to find his way onto the active roster next season.

Other players the Buffalo Bills signed to reserve/future contracts

In addition to Hodgins, the Bills signed nine other players to reserve/future contracts that included defensive tackle Brandin Bryant, offensive guard Jacob Capra, wide receiver Tanner Gentry, linebacker Joe Giles-Harris, defensive back Tim Harris, defensive end Mike Love, defensive back Nick McCloud, tight end Quintin Morris, and defensive back Josh Thomas.

All nine players were on the Buffalo Bills practice squad at some point of the season.

The most notable names in this group are Brandin Bryant, who was added to the active roster for two games this season, and linebacker Joe Giles-Harris, who was active for two games as well this year but primarily played on special teams.

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A reserve/future contract is for players who were not on an active roster to finish the year that teams can offer now but won’t take effect until the new league year, which is in March.