In news that should be shocking to no one, the Buffalo Bills announced that they have made a change to their defensive tackle group. The team announced that it has released defensive tackle Jerel Worthy and signed fellow defensive tackle Deandre Coleman to replace him.
The team’s run defense has been horrific the last two games, and the team seems to be bringing in Coleman to help remedy the situation. If nothing else, Coleman is a very big man, listed at 6’5”, 341 pounds. At 341 pounds, he is 38 pounds heavier than any of the Bills’ other defensive tackles (only one of which is over 300 pounds, Kyle Williams).
Coleman has bounced around the league since going undrafted out of Cal in 2014, but has been around the Bills organization since last September. He was on the team’s practice squad most of last season before being active for five games. He was around all summer before being cut by the Bills prior to the 2017 season, re-signed for the one game when Marcell Dareus was injured, and then cut again.
His experience and knowledge of the team’s scheme should work in his favor in quickly re-acclimating himself. His beef will help the Bills on the interior, too.