The Buffalo Bills have added linebacker Tyrell Adams off of waivers from the Oakland Raiders. Adams is a second-year linebacker, an undrafted free agent in 2015 out of West Georgia. Adams is 25-years old, stands at 6’2” and weighs in at 228 pounds; he's smaller than a prototypical linebacker but he fits the McDermott mold.
He appeared in the first 5 games of the year for the Raiders and has a total of 18 tackles on the year. Adams is primarily a special teams players but with a lack of depth at the linebacker spot, he could have a chance to get some defensive snaps.
To make room for Adams, the Bills released linebacker Deon Lacey who was another guy who spent most, if not all of his time on the special teams unit. Lacey is a 27-year old linebacker who was in his first ever NFL season out of West Alabama.
In a separate transaction, the team added veteran cornerback Sammy Seamster to their practice squad. Seamster played with the team for a part of the 2015 season but was waived before the 2016 season began.