For a second straight day, a Buffalo Bills player has announced that he's re-signed with the team. On Thursday, it was tight end Scott Chandler, who got a two-year deal. Today, it's veteran linebacker Kirk Morrison, whom Jay Glazer reports has agreed to a two-year deal, and John Wawrow reports that incentives could drive the deal's total worth above $4 million.
"I'm happy to announce on this Friday that I re-signed with the Buffalo Bills," Morrison writes. "Couldn't be more excited to be coming back."
Morrison, 30, was signed to the club last fall as veteran linebacker insurance once Reggie Torbor landed on Injured Reserve. The eighth-year pro appeared in 14 games last season but did not play much defensively, recording just seven tackles and one sack on the season.
With the Bills transitioning to a 4-3 defense, however, reports surfaced earlier this off-season that Morrison was a contender to be re-signed so that he could then be a contender for the starting SAM linebacker role. For now, that is where he'll tentatively be placed on the depth chart, where he could conceivably start next to Kelvin Sheppard and Nick Barnett next season.
This week alone, the Bills have re-signed not only Morrison and Chandler, but Stevie Johnson and Ruvell Martin, as well. Free agency begins next Tuesday, and it's possible that we'll hear of more re-signings before then.