Bills Waive DE Scott Crichton After Failing Physical


The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they’ve placed DE Scott Crichton on waivers with a failed physical designation.

This comes just a day after they claimed him off of waivers from the Vikings.

Crichton, 25, was taken in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Vikings. He’s in the final year of his four-year, $3,020,500 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $769,000 for the 2017 season.

The Vikings waived him with an injury designation coming out of the preseason last year and he spent the entire season on injured reserve after he cleared waivers.

According to, releasing Crichton will free up $769,000 of available cap space while creating $164,081 in dead money.

In 2015, Crichton appeared in 13 games for the Vikings and recorded eight tackles.

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