The defensive tackle position is one that has been thinned by injury through the first half of training camp for the Bills. Buffalo addressed that need Thursday afternoon signing free agent defensive tackle Derrick Jones.
Jones (6'4" 315) was most recently with the Tennessee Titans where he finished the 2008 season on the team's practice squad. But the Grand Valley State product was waived by the club last week.
The defensive lineman is no stranger to the Bills organization having spent three weeks on Buffalo's training camp roster last summer (Aug. 7-30). Jones has also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers organizations as he was originally signed by Pittsburgh in 2007 as an undrafted free agent.
In his career Jones has appeared in one NFL game, doing so with Atlanta at the end of the 2007 season.
To make room on the roster the Bills waived rookie undrafted defensive tackle David Lindquist Thursday.
Lindquist was placed on the waived/left squad list after a personal matter prompted him to leave the team. The Illinois product was running with the third team defense and had missed the last three practices with an undisclosed injury.
The rookie's departure left Buffalo with just four healthy defensive tackles on the roster.