As the 2018 season winds down, the Bills continue to tinker with the makeup of their wide receiving corps. On Tuesday they signed WR Victor Bolden off the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.
Bolden (5-8, 178) is a former undrafted free agent signing of the Niners in 2017. He appeared in nine regular season games as a rookie for San Francisco, serving mainly on special teams as a kick and punt returner.
He averaged almost 21 yards per kick return as a rookie.
Bolden appeared in just one game for the 49ers in 2018 before he was waived in Week 9. He was subsequently signed to the Niners practice squad.
The receiver ran a 4.54 at the NFL combine in 2017 and had a 32-inch vertical leap and 6.83-second three cone drill time.
Knowing it’s this late in the season, Buffalo is likely exploring the opportunity to find a return candidate. The Bills have utilized five different returners this season counting Micah Hyde.
Bolden was an accomplished returner in college. At Oregon State he had 108 kick returns for just over 2,400 yards (22.2 avg.) and three touchdowns and 19 punt returns for 186 yards (9.78 avg.) and a touchdown.
Marcus Murphy moved to I-R
To make room on the roster for Bolden, Buffalo placed RB Marcus Murphy on injured reserve. The running back sustained a dislocated elbow in last week’s game against Detroit.