Bills Add T LaAdrian Waddle

A swing tackle for recent Patriots teams, LaAdrian Waddle will head to another AFC East franchise. The Bills will sign the free agent offensive lineman, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com tweets.

Waddle generated interest from the Dolphins but will instead trek to Buffalo, which has been busy revamping its offensive line this week.

The Bills have signed Spencer Long, Mitch Morse, Ty Nsekhe and Jon Feliciano. More than half of Buffalo’s offensive line group may well be new in 2019. Waddle, 27, may end up serving in a backup role again but has been a capable fill-in with the Patriots for the past two seasons.

His run as a Lions starter did not produce a long tenure in Detroit, and after being waived in 2015, Waddle landed in New England. He was a part of two Super Bowl champions, the second such run including three starts. This continues the exodus of recent Patriot tackles, with Waddle’s defection following those of Nate Solder, Cameron Fleming and Trent Brown.

The Patriots still have right tackle starter Marcus Cannon under contract but will likely have to add some help for depth purposes, especially considering potential left tackle starter Isaiah Wynn missed all of his rookie season due to having torn his Achilles’ tendon.

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