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Buffalo Bills place LaAdrian Waddle on IR, sign Jarron Jones

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An offensive tackle is done for the season, so the team has signed another one.

The Buffalo Bills officially placed offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle on injured reserve Tuesday morning, with the tackle set to begin a recovery process for his torn quad. In an accompanying move, the Bills signed free-agent offensive tackle Jarron Jones.

Jones is a Rochester, NY native who played at Aquinas High School. He attended Notre Dame, where he played defensive tackle during his college career. Jones was an undrafted free agent in the 2017 draft, signing with the New York Giants. He was later signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad, and became their latest DL-to-OL conversion experiment. At the NFL Combine, the 6’6” 320-lb Jones measured with 35 12” arms and 10 12” hands, giving him ideal length for an NFL offensive tackle.

The 25-year-old Jones has bounced around practice squads through his first two years in the league, and he’s never appeared in a regular season game. The expectations will be lower, here, compared to Waddle’s, but if nothing else Jones can provide some depth while the team tries Conor McDermott as their swing tackle.

One more interesting tidbit on Jones. The player comparison on his NFL.com Draft profile? Jordan Phillips.