- Free agent acquisition Brandon Spikes saw time at middle linebacker.
Bradham and Rivers could end up being interchangeable, according to new Bills DC Jim Schwartz.
“Yeah definitely I think both of us are similar players and can play the run and the pass just as well,” said Rivers, via BuffaloBills.com. “The coaches do a great job of cross training us so we’re able to play. So if that happens to somebody like Kiko we don’t miss a beat and we’re ready to go.”
Sources have told Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington that FB Darrell Young’s job is safe.
The question stems from the fact that new Redskins HC Jay Gruden doesn’t have a history of using a traditional fullback in his offense.
Young, 27, is entering the second year of his three-year, $3.9 million contract and will make a base salary of $875,000. He can also earn a total $50,000 in workout bonuses and another $125,000 roster bonuses.
Pro Football Focus has Young rated as a very good blocking fullback last year, but he was also the worst qualifying fullback in terms of receiving.
- According to Triplett, it remains to be seen if Byrd will be limited to start training camp.
Byrd signed a six-year, $54 million contract that includes $28 million guaranteed with the Saints back in March.
Last year, Byrd totaled 48 tackles, four sacks, one interception and a forced fumble for the Bills defense. Pro Football Focus has Byrd rated as the No. 8 safety in the league last season.