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Bills sign UDFA WR Nelson, ILB Wright

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Bulking up their class of undrafted free agents to ten, the Buffalo Bills on Friday signed former Florida wide receiver David Nelson and former Utah inside linebacker Mike Wright.

Nelson is a 6'5", 217-pound senior with big-time physical talents, but who never emerged as a threat in Florida's gimmicky offense. His 25 catches and 291 yards as a senior were both career highs, but his size and frame did allow him to post seven career touchdown grabs, including five as a junior.

Buffalo has a serious youth movement going on at receiver. Third-year pros James Hardy and Steve Johnson will compete for a starting role. Veterans Felton Huggins and Chad Jackson factor in, and the team has rookies in Marcus Easley, Naaman Roosevelt and now Nelson to compete with the likes of Roscoe Parrish at the back end of the receiving depth chart.

Wright is a 6'2", 235-pound senior that totaled 160 total tackles in his final two seasons at Utah. He adds size and grit to Buffalo's inside linebacking unit, and has added special teams value as well. He'll compete with players like Nic Harris, Jon Corto and Ryan Manalac for a roster spot.

Nelson and Wright join RB Joique Bell, Roosevelt, G/C Jorge Guerra, DE Will Croner, OLB Antonio Coleman, CB Stephan Virgil, CB John Destin and SS Dominique Harris as official Bills undrafted free agent signings. Buffalo's first rookie mini-camp will begin next Friday, May 7.