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Buffalo Bills sign DE Owa Odighizuwa

Odighizuwa was out of football last season.

The Buffalo Bills have added a third free agent signing before the official free agent signing period kicks off this Monday. Defensive end Owa Odighizuwa, who was released by the New York Giants prior to the 2017, is the most recent addition to Buffalo’s defensive line.

Odighizuwa was a third round draft choice of the New York Giants in 2015 but has only played in 18 NFL games. He was injured during his rookie season, missing 14 games, and after being suspended for four games by the NFL prior to the 2017 season, he was released by the Giants in late August 2017. Odighizuwa skipped the Giants mandatory minicamp last offseason and publicly said he was thinking about leaving football.

Like Vontae Davis and Chris Ivory, Odighizuwa won’t count against the 2019 compensatory pick formula. Unlike Davis and Ivory, he probably won’t be expected to be a major contributor and will instead battle with Cap Capi, Eddie Yarbrough, and Ryan Davis as rotational defensive ends.