Buffalo Bills Make a Shocking Free Agent Signing
Now that the 2023 NFL schedule release has come and gone, we are officially in the doldrums of the off-season.
The next two months will not feature anything except mandatory minicamp in mid-June. We will ramp things up once training camp starts at the end of July at St. John Fisher University.
The Bills announced their undrafted free agent signings a few days ago, who participated in minicamp. They are pretty much done signing veteran free agents until training camp, but did make a very surprising signing this weekend, which brought back a name to NFL circles.
The Bills announced they have signed three players who participated in their rookie try-out.
Running back Isaiah Bowser, linebacker Travin Howard and edge rusher Shane Ray.
Ray is a shocking name to hear. That's because he was a former first round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2015. He had a promising second year with 8 sacks, but due to a nagging wrist injury in 2017, he would miss much of that season and then was a non-factor in 2018.
Ray spent the 2019 off-season with the Baltimore Ravens but was cut before the start of the regular season. He spent 2020 out of football before he spent the past two years with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
He has not played in an NFL regular season game in almost five years but general manager Brandon Beane and the Bills coaching staff believe he is worth taking a flyer on for training camp.
The Missouri product is 29 years old and we will see if he has something left to contribute to his second NFL chance. He was a highly thought of prospect coming into the 2015 NFL Draft.