Bills sign RB Mendenhall

Posted Apr 7, 2010

The Bills made an addition to their offensive backfield Wednesday, signing free agent running back Walter Mendenhall.

Mendenhall (6’0” 227) was most recently with the Indianapolis Colts prior to the 2009 season as a late training camp signing. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles last spring.

The older brother of Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall, Walter Mendenhall expected to be the lead back in his final collegiate season for Illinois, but new head coach Ron Zook, who did not recruit Mendenhall, pulled his scholarship.

Mendenhall transferred to Illinois State in 2008, where despite only starting four games he led the Redbirds in rushing with 796 yards on just 126 carries with 11 touchdowns.

With the addition of Mendenhall, the Bills now have three running backs on the roster with Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch being the others.



  • Sean McDermott: "Stay Hungry"


    Head Coach Sean McDermott addressed the media prior to practice topics include; the stout run defense, protecting the quarterback, and an injury update.

  • 30 Blitz: Bills vs Eagles


    30 Moments in 30 Seconds. We recap the Bills preseason game against the Eagles in this edition of '30 Blitz,' presented by UB MD Orthopaedics.

  • Diamond in the Rough: DE Eddie Yarbrough


    This week's Diamond in the Rough presented by Reeds Jenss is DE Eddie Yarbrough.

  • Taylor: "It's A Time For Us To Grow As A Team"


    Bills QB Tyrod Taylor spoke to the media following the team's game against the Eagles. Taylor discussed how he believes the offense can improve and how the team can build stronger chemistry moving forward.

  • McCoy: "I Have to Prove Myself Again"


    Bills RB LeSean McCoy spoke to the media following the team's game against the Eagles. McCoy discussed what it was like being back in Philadelphia and how he felt on the field as he got his first action of the preseason.