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Buffalo Bills sign defensive end Ian Seau

He lacks the skill set of his legendary uncle

The Buffalo Bills have signed edge rusher Ian Seau, according to his agents. The University of Nevada product spent last season on the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad after being passed over in last year’s draft.

Seau, who is the nephew of the late Junior Seau, recorded 18 sacks over his final two seasons with the Wolfpack, including 10.0 in 2015. He led the Mountain West Conference that year in tackles for a loss (18) and forced fumbles (5).

Don’t let his pedigree fool you; Seau is a depth player at best and a long shot to make the roster. He lacks the burst and agility necessary to be a productive pass rusher in the NFL, which is one of the reasons that the Rams passed him over last year in spite of the rash of injuries they faced at the position.

He did manage to overcome that to become rather productive in college, however, and could earn a spot on the practice squad with a solid showing at training camp and in the preseason. It’s not something to bet the farm on, however.