The Buffalo Bills have signed a wide receiver who wears number 19 who formerly played for a team with a Native American inspired nickname. No, not the one a lot of us are hoping for. The team announced today that they have signed free agent Rashad Ross. The wide receiver is 27 years old and has spent the last two seasons as a member of the Washington Redskins.
In Washington he appeared in 13 games in 2015 and five in 2016 as both a wide receiver and a kick returner. Ross is a speed demon who clocked a 4.36 40-yard dash at his pro day in 2013. If Ross makes the team it will likely be as a kick returner; he has only recorded 14 catches to 34 returns in his three-year career.
In order to make room on the roster for Ross, the Bills have released another speedy wide receiver—Kolby Listenbee. The 2016 sixth round draft pick was released with a non-football injury designation. Listenbee underwent groin surgery for a hernia prior to last season. It appears that issue is still lingering.
If Listenbee clears waivers the Bills have two options — they can come to an injury settlement with him and part ways or retain his rights and placed him on their NFI list.