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Buffalo Bills sign QB T.J. Yates

The veteran played with the Houston Texans under Bills’ OC Rick Dennison.

The Buffalo Bills have added a veteran backup for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

The team announced the signing of T.J. Yates earlier today via twitter.

Yates previously played with the Houston Texans under current Buffalo offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Yates played in Dennison’s offense for the first three years of his career, from 2011-2013. While a member of the Texans, Yates actually started and won a playoff game in 2011 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. His career stats include 18 games, seven starts, a 4-3 record as a starter, a 58.1% completion percentage, 1,534 yards, six touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

With news earlier today that the Bills worked out Mitchell Trubisky, it’s clear that the team is looking to upgrade at every position, including the men under center. Yates seems to fit the mold of ‘veteran backup/third stringer’ more than anything else, as his presence would at least help Taylor and Cardale Jones to learn the offense.