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WR Kolby Listenbee signs rookie contract


The Bills made it two draft choice signings in two days as sixth-round pick Kolby Listenbee signed with the club on Thursday. He joins fellow sixth-round pick Kevon Seymour who signed Wednesday.

"It's just a blessing," Listenbee told moments after signing. "Growing up you're watching the NFL and you just want to be a part of it. Now I'm a part of it, so I'm just looking forward to the opportunity."

Listenbee (6-0, 197) was the 192nd overall pick and the first of two sixth-round selections for Buffalo. Blessed with world class speed, the TCU product ran a 4.39 40-time at the NFL combine in February despite having a sports hernia. It was the second fastest time posted by a receiver in Indianapolis this past winter. He also had a 35 ½-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, nine-inch broad jump.

The deep threat receiver appeared in 40 games for the Horned Frogs, including 22 starts. He had 74 career receptions for more than 1,400 yards to average more than 19 yards per catch (19.4). Listenbee also had nine touchdowns and saw some time on kick return.

"Listenbee is a track guy, but he's a football player, and he brings us the speed and we love speed," said Bills GM Doug Whaley. "It's something you can't coach. But the best thing about him I think besides his speed is his ability to track the ball. He's got incredible, natural ability to track those deep balls and even make catches when it's contested, so we're really excited about him."

Listenbee underwent sports hernia surgery on March 10th, and is still currently rehabbing from the procedure.

"They said four-to-six weeks, but I also have an inflammation of the pelvis. That'll mean more time." Listenbee said. "I should be good around training camp time. I should be 100 percent around that time. So right now I'll be taking mental reps and on the sideline I'll be working through steps and how to do different breaks so I'm ready to go when I do get out there."

Buffalo's has just their top five draft choices left to sign.

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