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Bills sign free agent linebacker Jamari Lattimore

The five-year veteran predominantly played on special teams during his career.

Tuesday morning, the Bills announced the signing of free agent linebacker Jamari Lattimore. Lattimore is entering his sixth season in the NFL, spending four of those seasons with the Green Bay Packers and his most recent one with the New York Jets. The 6'2" 229 product of Middle Tennessee State was a backup and special teams player for the majority of his career.

Lattimore had his most productive season in 2014, when an injury to starting linebacker Brad Jones thrust him into a starting role. He had 39 tackles and an interception that year, but a lingering ankle injury cost him his chance to secure the spot in the lineup. With the Bills, he can be expected to compete with Kevin Reddick and Eric Striker for a role as a special teams player and backup linebacker.

The Bills had 89 players on their roster before signing Lattimore. With this addition, the team would need to cut a player to add any new members.