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Bills sign DTs Justin Zimmer and Tanzel Smart


The Bills added two defensive linemen to the roster on Sunday. Defensive tackles Justin Zimmer and Tanzel Smart join the team.

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Zimmer comes to Buffalo after spending time on the active roster last season in Cleveland (2019) and Atlanta (2018). The DT totaled five tackles and one tackle for loss in his three career games. In 2017, Zimmer was on the New Orleans Saints practice squad. The Bills picked up Zimmer as an undrafted free agent in 2016 out of Ferris State.

Smart joins the Bills after playing for the Rams the last three seasons. During his time in LA, Smart totaled 31 games where he recorded 21 tackles and one pass defensed. The DT was drafted in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Tulane.


To make room for these roster additions, the Bills have waived wide receiver Nick Easley and waived/injured defensive tackle Niles Scott.

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