Bills sign draft picks Milano, Vallejo

Posted May 11, 2017

The Bills got to work getting their 2017 draft class under contract on Thursday.

Bills rookie minicamp starts on Friday and two of Buffalo’s draft choices will be under contract before they hit the field. Fifth-round pick Matt Milano and sixth-round pick Tanner Vallejo both signed their rookie contracts Thursday.

Milano and Vallejo are expected to be immediate contributors on special teams and battle for roles on defense at linebacker.

These contracts mean a third of the Bills’ 2017 draft class is signed. Only Buffalo’s top three draft choices, Tre’Davious White, Zay Jones and Dion Dawkins and fifth-round pick Nate Peterman remain unsigned.

To make room on the roster the Bills released cornerbacks Marcus Cromartie and Marcus Roberson and WR Corey Washington.