Akeem King

Bills Sign DB Akeem King, DT Niles Scott

The Bills have signed defensive back Akeem King, per a club announcement. King will help bolster the team’s cornerback depth following E.J. Gaines‘ decision to opt out of the 2020 season.

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King has spent the last two seasons with the Seahawks. Last year, he suited up in 13 games, including three starts, plus a fair amount of time on special teams. With good size and bulk for the cornerback position, King could be called upon to guard larger tight ends. If he makes the roster – and it seems likely that he will, given the loss of Gaines – he’ll slot somewhere alongside Tre’Davious White, Josh NormanTaron Johnson, and Levi Wallace on the CB depth chart.

In addition to King, the Bills have also signed defensive tackle Niles Scott. Scott suited up in six games for the Bengals in 2018 but was off the field last year due to a foot injury.

Bills Host DB Akeem King On Visit

The Bills are looking to add to their secondary. They hosted former Seahawks defender Akeem King on a visit late this week, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.

Under the current COVID-19-altered setup, teams are not permitted to host a free agent they are not giving serious consideration to signing. So the Bills appear to be prepared, depending on the results of King’s physical, to add a veteran to their secondary.

A 2015 seventh-round Falcons pick, King played 29 games for the Seahawks over the past two seasons. He started four of those but mostly served as a depth piece and a special-teamer. The 27-year-old DB did, however, play 25% of Seattle’s defensive snaps in 2019. King saw more time at safety last year. Pro Football Focus graded the San Jose State as a lower-middle-class player at that position in 2019, though King did not play enough snaps to qualify for full-time status.

Buffalo has one of the NFL’s best safety tandems, in Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. King also has cornerback experience. The Bills signed Josh Norman this year to potentially operate as their other boundary starter opposite Tre’Davious White. They also added E.J. Gaines to that group, which includes younger players Taron JohnsonLevi Wallace and Siran Neal.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 3/8/19

Today’s minor moves from another busy day of action across the league:

Arizona Cardinals

Dallas Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars

San Francisco 49ers

  • Signed: K Jonathan Brown

Seattle Seahawks

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/3/18

We’ll keep track of today’s practice squad moves here:

Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

  • Signed: DE Christian LaCouture

Chicago Bears

Signed:

Cleveland Browns

Signed:

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Denver Broncos

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Signed:

Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Signed:

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

San Francisco 49ers

  • Signed: OL Zack Golditch

Seattle Seahawks

Signed:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Signed:

Tennessee Titans

Seahawks Move Roster To 53

Placed on NFI:

Placed on injured reserve:

Cut:

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 11/14/17

Today’s practice squad updates:

Atlanta Falcons

Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore Ravens

Indianapolis Colts

  • Signed: WR Dres Anderson
  • Waived: WR KeVonn Mabon

Kansas City Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

  • Signed: OL Cameron Hunt
  • Placed on injured list: OL J.P. Flynn

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/13/17

Today’s practice squad moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Buffalo Bills

  • Signed: CB Greg Mabin

Chicago Bears

Dallas Cowboys

  • Signed: WR Brian Brown
  • Released: S Jameill Showers

Detroit Lions

  • Signed: OT Storm Norton
  • Cut: DE Pat O’Connor

Green Bay Packers

  • Signed: G Darrell Greene

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

  • Signed: CB Ryan Lewis

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

NFL Workout Updates: 9/8/17

Today’s NFL workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter unless otherwise noted:

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Kansas City Chiefs

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Falcons Cut 14 Players

The Falcons are letting some players walk early as they get ready for the 53-man deadline on Saturday. The team announced the following cuts:

Taylor, a former sixth-round pick, is the son of Fred Taylor, the greatest running back in Jaguars franchise history. The Falcons picked him up in August after he was discarded by the Chiefs.

The Falcons will only carry two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets, so it appears that Matt Simms will follow Torgersen out the door at some point.