With the injuries to both cornerbacks, Aaron Williams and Terrence McGee, the Buffalo Bills have signed a new cornerback, Crezdon Butler, to their roster to try and alleviate any headaches going into New England this week to take on the New England Patriots. The Bills also signed offensive tackles, Thomas Welch, to add some depth after placing Erik Pears on Injured Reserve yesterday.
Earlier this week, Butler terminated his contract with the Arizona Cardinals, in hopes of landing in a better opportunity. Listed as being on the practice squad, the Bills must have thought there was some potential and took advantage of his decision to leave days later. Earlier this season, he also played for the Washington Redskins before being released after dealing with a nagging injury in the beginning of the season. This move may not sit well with Bills fans, as he looks to replace injury stricken cornerback McGee. Apparently the Bills staff doesn’t mind bringing in a potential injury trap again, as they haven’t learned the first time around but whether or not he even makes the field is to be decided still.
Welch is more likely a depth option, as the offensive line seems to be doing well in place of the injuries that have occurred this season. Any more injuries could prove to be a challenge so Welch is more or less a preventative option. Welch was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles during the offseason after he was placed on waivers by the St. Louis Rams. Welch is familiar with the Bills due to his time on the practice squad in prior years. There may be an uneasy feeling about signing anyone that has the Eagles offensive line squad on their resume, after watching quarterback Michael Vick get sacked 7 times on Monday night, but as long as he as a long shot option, adding depth shouldn’t be criticized.
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