On the heels of the team's rookie minicamp the Bills made a pair of roster moves. On Tuesday Buffalo signed free agent running back Chad Simpson and waived defensive lineman Marlon Favorite.
Simpson (5'9" 216) spent the last two NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Originally signed as a college free agent in 2008, Simpson was elevated from the Colts' practice squad to the team's active roster in Week 6 appearing in the final 11 games that season as a reserve running back and kick return specialist.
Last season, Simpson served the Colts in the same capacity appearing in 14 games, gaining a little over 100 yards on 15 carries (7.3 avg.) while scoring a pair of rushing touchdowns. He also set career-highs with 38 kickoff returns for 898 yards and a 93-yard touchdown.
A former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year at Morgan State, Simpson was released by Indianapolis on April 10. He turns 25 this August.
Favorite WaivedFavorite's stay with the Bills proved to be a short one. The first-year player was originally signed by Buffalo on March 2nd as an unrestricted free agent. He participated in the team's rookie minicamp last weekend. Though Favorite was expected to be used at the nose tackle position, he largely lined up at right defensive end alongside draft picks Torell Troup and Alex Carrington.
Favorite (6'1" 317) was an undrafted rookie free agent last year that was signed by the Carolina Panthers. He did not make their opening day roster, but spent time on the St. Louis, Kansas City, Seattle and New Orleans practice squads in 2009.