Bills head coach Chan Gailey strongly suggested the team was not done adding to their tight end position following the signing of veteran free agent J.P. Foschi Monday. One day later they added undrafted rookie free agent Andrew George.
George (6'4" 251) was signed after the draft by the Carolina Panthers, but was released by the club in June.
A second team All-Mountain West Conference selection as a senior at BYU, George had 70 receptions for 827 yards and 11 touchdowns in 38 career games for the Cougars. Perhaps his biggest play was his 25-yard touchdown reception in overtime to beat 22nd ranked Utah last November. He was the team's second tight end behind Baltimore Ravens fourth-round pick Dennis Pitta.
George's measurables are considered pretty good for a tight end. At his BYU pro day this past spring he had a 4.79 40-time along with a 35-inch vertical leap and nine-foot five-inch broad jump.
George gives the Bills three healthy tight ends with Shawn Nelson and Derek Schouman still on the mend from injuries suffered last week. Schouman is expected to be out for three to six weeks after sustaining a knee injury in the Bills' second preseason game last Thursday.
No timetable has been provided for Nelson, who suffered a pulled muscle in practice last week according to Gailey. Nelson however, will be serving a league-imposed four game suspension to start the regular season.