The Bills have added some veteran depth on their defensive line, signing free agent defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, the team announced today in a press release. To make room on the roster for Fluellen, the team waived safety Deon Broomfield with an injured designation.
Fluellen, 30, has spent nearly all of his career with the Lions since being drafted by the team in the third round back in 2008. However, he has never played a significant role in Detroit, acting as a part-time contributor over the course of 77 career games (75 with Detroit). In 2014, Fluellen recorded 10 tackles, two sacks, and a fumble recovery in 183 defensive snaps.
With Rex Ryan in as head coach and Dennis Thurman as defensive coordinator, there’s no real coaching connection for Fluellen in Buffalo. Of course, Thurman replaced Jim Schwartz as DC earlier this year, and Schwartz had coached the veteran defender in Detroit.
As for Broomfield, he appears likely to be placed on the Bills’ injured reserve list if he clears waivers.