The Buffalo Bills have lost a player off their practice squad, as defensive end Eddie Yarbrough was signed by the Minnesota Vikings today.
In August, Yarbrough posted 10 tackles including 2 tackles for a loss in the preseason finale against the Vikings. He was released a couple days later and added to the Bills’ practice squad where he’s resided until today.
The move is a curious bit of timing for Minnesota, who had none of their defensive ends listed on the injury report.
Yarbrough appeared in 31 games with five starts in two seasons with the Bills after coming from the Canadian Football League as a training camp darling in 2017. He has one sack and 63 tackles (8 TFL) in his NFL career to go along with 8 QB hits.
Darryl Johnson and Mike Love both played well in camp and the preseason this year with the rookie Johnson making the roster and Yarbrough heading to the practice squad while Love hit injured reserve.
As he was on the practice squad, he is free to sign with Minnesota and didn’t need to provide the Bills with an option to sign him to the active roster. We don’t yet know if they tried to keep him.