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Bills sign TE Anderson, S McDonald

Posted Aug 20, 2017

The Bills made a pair of young additions to the roster on Sunday.


The Bills made an addition on offense and defense Sunday signing a pair of free agents in TE Rory Anderson and S Adrian McDonald.

Anderson (6-5, 244) is a former seventh-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers (2015). The tight end did not make San Francisco’s 53-man roster as a rookie that year, but was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad. However, by midseason he landed on the Bears practice squad/injured list.

The athletic tight end battled injuries throughout his college career at South Carolina, which included torn triceps in both arms. Still, he managed to pull in 61 catches for 954 yards and nine touchdowns for the Gamecocks.

Known as a seam-stretching tight end in the pass game, Anderson, 24, is a player the Bills will take a look at to see if he can provide depth to the position.

McDonald (5-9, 190) was an undrafted rookie signing of the San Diego Chargers in 2016. He spent his rookie year on the Chargers practice squad, but was released by the club last week.

The safety, who earned All-American honors in college, is known for having a nose for the ball. He set the school record for interceptions at the University of Houston with 17 in his college career. McDonald also had seven forced fumbles good for fifth in school history.

To make room for Anderson and McDonald on the roster, Buffalo released K/P Austin Rehkow and waived/injured TE Jason Croom.

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