A week prior to the 2022 NFL draft, the Bills added a veteran guard to their ranks signing free agent David Quessenberry on Thursday.
Quessenberry, 31, was most recently a right tackle for the Tennessee Titans in 2021 as he started all 17 games. All 23 career starts for Quessenberry has come with the Titans organization after making six starts for the club in 2020.
When deciding Buffalo would be his next destination, Quessenberry said the winning culture stood out most.
"We've had some good matchups in years past between Tennessee and Buffalo and I've always respected the way the guys play," Quessenberry said. "I want to be a part of that, want to be a part of that culture. Just walking around here today, being a part of it, feeling the energy in the building, it fires me up knowing that I made the right decision to come up here."
The veteran lineman reunites with many former teammates in Buffalo including linemate Rodger Saffold. Saffold signed with the Bills early in the free agency period this past March.
A former sixth-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2013, Quessenberry (6-5, 310) missed parts of two seasons after winning a battle against Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma which was completed in 2017.
Quessenberry said it took about three years to beat cancer, but he's happy to have recovered in a way that allowed him to start every game last season.
"That was a mountain that I was climbing the whole time, ever since I got done with my treatments," Quessenberry said. "It was something I always believed could happen, but it was the right opportunity and the right time. Basically, having somebody believe that I could do it -- finally I got the chance to play the season before last -- and to be able to stack a season at right tackle is awesome. That's what I want to do and that's what I want to keep doing."
After completing the 2017 season with the Texans he latched on with the Titans in 2018 and has been on their active roster most of the last three years.