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OL Howard the latest college free agent signee

Buffalo's string of undrafted free agent signings continued on Tuesday. Georgia Tech guard Cordaro Howard signed with the Bills just days before the club's rookie minicamp.

Howard (6'4" 314) was a 1st Team All-ACC performer in 2009 for the Yellow Jackets at guard helping Tech rank second in the country in rushing (295 ypg). As a junior he earned 2nd Team All-ACC honors as the team finished third in the nation in rushing in 2008 (283 ypg).

Appearing in 37 games in his college career, Howard made 33 starts primarily at guard.
Georgia Tech's triple-option offense however, can make prospects like Howard difficult to evaluate for the NFL game.

"They're cut blocking all the time at Tech," said Bills scout Tom Roth. "But he's a pretty good athlete with good feet. He's got the tools to give us a good look."

Transitioning from the option offense to Buffalo's pro system figures to take some time, but Howard does have one major benefit with respect to his position coach Joe D'Alessandris.

"He knows our offensive line coach because he coached him as a freshman at Georgia Tech," said Roth. "So that should work in his favor."

An East-West Shrine game invitee, Howard is the 14th college free agent signed by the Bills. The team's rookie minicamp begins on Friday.

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