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Bills acquire LB McCray from Packers for draft pick

The fourth-year linebacker brings a Super Bowl ring and some depth potential to the Bills.

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The Bills still need to make some cuts to drop their roster to the league-maximum 75 by 4 PM today, but that hasn’t stopped them from making additions in the meantime.

McCray, who turned 26 on Friday, is a fourth-year linebacker who spent the previous three seasons with the Denver Broncos. That includes last season, meaning that McCray is a former Super Bowl champion.

He made the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2013, and has appeared in 24 games over his two seasons — he spent his rookie year on IR — largely as a special-teams contributor but has some experience in pass-rushing situations. McCray has totaled 21 tackles (12 solo), 1.5 sacks, a pass defense, and a forced fumble with the Broncos, and had some success as a run-stopper.

He signed with the Packers in free agency this season, but apparently couldn’t work his way up the depth chart. The signing probably doesn’t bode well for the lower guys on the Bills’ depth chart at the position, such as Eric Striker.

In return, the Bills are sending the Packers an undisclosed 2018 draft pick.