Buffalo Bills Make Big Signing On Offense
The Buffalo Bills started off the day on Monday with a couple of major moves.
The team released offensive lineman Daryl Williams and they also signed center Mitch Morse to a two-year contract extension. It should give the Bills more cap space in the short term.
The legal tampering period for NFL unrestricted free agency started at noon on Monday, which means that teams can talk and negotiate with free agents but cannot officially sign them until Wednesday at 4 pm.
The Bills first major signing was offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, who they agreed with on a one-year contract.
Saffold has spent the past three seasons with the Tennessee Titans and before that, the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams.
Saffold reunites with Bills offensive line coach, Aaron Kromer, who coaches Saffold while they were together with the Rams.
Saffold is an upgrade over Williams at guard, although Saffold is 33 years old and at the back end of his career.
This move solidifies the run game and Saffold likely came to the Bills to win now, which the Bills are certainly focused on as Super Bowl contenders.
Saffold was released by the Titans, so he was free to sign immediately.
The Bills lost their backup quarterback on Monday, as Mitch Trubisky signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-year contract. Trubisky should be in contention to be the Steelers starting quarterback in 2022.