The Bills successfully re-signed each of their four exclusive rights free agents. TE Nick O’Leary, CB Lafayette Pitts, TE Logan Thomas and DE Eddie Yarbrough all signed their exclusive rights tender offers when they reported to the team’s offseason conditioning program on Monday morning. The signings tie the four players to the Bills for the 2018 season.
O’Leary, 25, appeared in 15 games for the Bills last season, making 22 receptions for 322 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also served in a blocking capacity in the run game.
Fellow TE Logan Thomas, 26, appeared in 12 games and had seven catches for 67 yards and a score.
Perhaps the player who was the most pleasant surprise of this group was DE Eddie Yarbrough. The young pass rusher earned a spot on the 53-man roster using hustle and effort to generate production as he became a rotational pass rusher on Buffalo’s defensive line in 2017.
Yarbrough, 24, appeared in all 16 games finishing with 34 tackles, a sack, seven quarterback hits and four tackles for loss.
CB Lafayette Pitts, 25, was claimed off waivers by the Bills last October and appeared in 10 games mainly on special teams.