We are pretty much specifically a thirty day period away from the get started of NFL free of charge agency, but the Bills have previously dipped their toes into the pool with the signing Tuesday of offensive lineman Spencer Prolonged.
The 6-foot-5, 318-pounder was obtainable to be signed because he was cut Monday by new Jets head mentor Adam Gase, consequently enabling him to get a head get started on finding a new group, and it didn’t acquire extended. Terms of the offer have not been disclosed.
The 28-12 months-outdated Prolonged, a previous third round of the Redskins in the 2014 draft, has played 53 games with 44 starts off, so if almost nothing else, he presents the Bills some seasoned depth up front as common manager Brandon Beane and mentor Sean McDermott glance to overhaul an offensive line that was grotesque in 2018.
At initially blush, Prolonged would look to fill the position beforehand held by Ryan Groy, an unrestricted free of charge agent who is not envisioned to return to Buffalo. Prolonged can play centre and both guard positions, specifically the position Groy experienced in Buffalo the past a few years.
Prolonged played his faculty ball at Nebraska and was the 78th in general decide on by the Redskins. After a single year when he noticed small action, he started out 13 games at still left guard for the Redskins in 2015, then started out 12 of the 15 games he played in 2016 at centre.
A knee damage established him back in 2017 and constrained him to 6 starts off, but he nevertheless managed to get a a 4-12 months, $27.4 million free of charge agent contract from the Jets. Nonetheless, matters did not go well in New York final year. He commenced the 12 months as the starting off centre, but he experienced a tendon damage in his appropriate hand and it grew to become problematic on extended snapping.
In a single unforgettable sport against the Dolphins — who had been then coached by Gase — Prolonged flubbed several snaps, which prompted previous Jets mentor Todd Bowles to pull him. Thereafter, he played guard the rest of the 12 months.
The Bills also introduced the signing of backup cornerback and distinctive teams contributor Lafayette Pitts to a a single-12 months contract.
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