Bills sign Kerley and Palepoi

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The Bills added depth to the wide receiver group and defensive line with the signings of veterans WR Jeremy Kerley and DT Tenny Palepoi on Monday. Both players signed one-year contracts.

Kerley, 29, spent last season with the New York Jets as it was his second stint with the club that made him a fifth-round pick in 2011. In eight games last season he had 22 receptions for 217 yards and a touchdown.

He spent the 2016 season with the San Francisco 49ers, after signing with the club as a free agent and posted a career-high 64 receptions for 667 yards and three touchdowns.

Kerley (5-9, 188) is expected to compete for the slot receiver role in Buffalo's passing attack.

He led the Jets in receptions and receiving yards in 2012 and 2013 working a good deal out of the slot before his role was reduced under the club's new coaching staff.

Kerley is also an experienced punt returner with a career average of just under nine yards (8.7).

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Palepoi, 27, was a rotational player in three of the last four seasons (2014, 2016-2017) for the Los Angeles Chargers, where he signed as an undrafted rookie in 2014. The defensive tackle missed the 2015 season with a fractured foot.

Last season he posted a career-best 20 tackles in a reserve role for the Chargers.

Palepoi already has a former college teammate on the roster in Lotulelei. He was Lotulelei's backup in college at Utah during the 2012 season.

A stocky run plugger at 6-2, 298 pounds, Palepoi is expected to compete for a rotational role in Buffalo's run front.

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