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Bills sign QB T.J. Yates

Posted Apr 10, 2017

The Bills signed a veteran quarterback to the team's roster on Monday.


Buffalo has both a starter and a developmental quarterback on their roster in Tyrod Taylor and Cardale Jones. Now they have a veteran backup. On Monday the Bills signed free agent T.J. Yates.

Yates, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Houston Texans (2011) and played his first three NFL seasons there. After spending the 2014 season with Atlanta he re-signed with the Texans in 2015 before playing last season with Miami.

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The North Carolina product has served mainly as a backup in his NFL career, but made two starts in the playoffs as a rookie for Houston beating Cincinnati in the Wild Card round (31-10) before falling to Baltimore in the Divisional round (20-13).

In his 18 regular season appearances, Yates has thrown for 1,352 yards with six touchdowns and eight interceptions. His career passer rating is 72.8.


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