Buffalo Bills Make a Very Important Signing for the Defense
The Buffalo Bills are still finalizing both their 53-man roster and practice squad on Wednesday.
The team cut down to 53 players on Tuesday, with IR moves being made (Matt Barkley) and PUP moves (Von Miller).
Unfortunately, Buffalo lost three players on waivers -- all of whom seemed perfect practice squad candidates had they cleared waivers: CB Alex Austin, OL Nick Broeker and S Zayne Anderson. The Texans claimed Austin and Broeker, while the Packers claimed Anderson.
Reports of the Bills bringing back the likes of Eli Ankou and Andy Isabella are out there, but they also have reportedly signed a linebacker who many Bills fans think they desperately needed.
Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network is reporting the Bills have signed veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey to the practice squad.
The 30-year-old MLB has spent the past two seasons with the Texans and was a defensive captain, starting all 17 games in 2022.
His release was a surprise to some in Houston but they clearly wanted to get younger.
Kirksey is perfect for the Bills. They have a major question mark at MLB and not much starting experience after Tyrel Dodson. Kirksey is an upgrade over A.J. Klein, who the Bills released on Tuesday. He will likely be elevated to the active roster at some point and is a backup plan in case Dodson or Terrel Bernard are not adequate enough.
Kirksey would have to be signed to the active roster, however, if he is elevated three times.
This move comes shortly after the Bills reportedly signed veteran OT Germain Ifedi to the active roster.