The Bills are adding some extra fire power to the defensive line. Edge rusher Leonard Floyd has signed a one-year deal with Buffalo.
Floyd last played for the Los Angeles Rams from 2020 to 2022. Last season, the edge rusher posted nine sacks and 22 quarterback hits in 17 starts. He was also teammates with Von Miller when the two played for LA and won a Super Bowl together in 2021.
Floyd saw career numbers with the Rams as he racked up a career-high 10.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss in 2020, 70 tackles in 2021 and 22 quarterback hits in 2022. In his last three seasons with the Rams, he's totaled 29 sacks and 59 quarterback hits.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane said a move like this adds more strength up front.
"Now this just gives us another body, another pass rusher, protect your quarterback and get after the other team's quarterback," Beane said on The Pat McAfee show. "We've faced Leonard when he was with the Rams and he's a player that over the last three years has had close to 30 sacks, right around nine and a half to ten per year. He's just another guy that we can add along the line and once we started talking to Leonard and his people, I definitely checked in with Von to see his thoughts and he signed off saying he was a great guy who fits our culture."
The edge was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2016 draft and spent four seasons with Chicago before heading to LA. In those first four years of his NFL career, Floyd started in and played in 54 games.
The eight-year vet has started in all 104 games he has played in and has posted 47.5 sacks, 103 quarterback hits, 54 tackles for loss, 338 total tackles, 13 passes defensed, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, two safeties and one touchdown in his NFL career.
Floyd was the ninth overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and played college football at the University of Georgia. He is from Chauncey, Georgia.
In a corresponding roster move, the Bills released RB Isaiah Bowser.