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Bills Sign OLB Kroy Biermann, Waive/Injured OLB IK Enemkpali

Update:

The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that they’ve officially signed OLB Kroy Biermann to a contract and waived OLB IK Enemkpali with an injury designation.

Should Enemkpali clear waivers tomorrow, he would revert to the team’s injured reserve list.

Enemkpali tore his ACL and that he will miss the 2016 season, so this move was expected.

Enemkpali, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. He was waived last summer after he was involved in an altercation with QB Geno Smith that led to Enemkpali punching the quarterback and breaking his jaw.

The Bills later elected to claim Enemkpali off of waivers.

Enemkpali is in the second-year of his three-year, $2,298,680 contract that includes a $600,000 base salary for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Enemkpali appeared in 11 games and recorded 13 tackles and no sacks for the Bills.

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Adam Schefter reports that the Bills are bringing in veteran DE/OLB Kroy Biermann on Monday to sign a one-year contract with the team.

The Bills clearly need some help at outside linebacker losing IK Enemkpali for the season and first-round pick Shaq Lawson for a few weeks.

Biermann was clearly on the Bills’ radar as a potential option after he previously visited with the team. The Lions also worked Biermann out a few months ago.

Biermann, 30, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2008. He’s spent his entire eight-year NFL career in Atlanta and is currently testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

In 2015, Biermann appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 79 edge rusher out of 110 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.