The Buffalo Bills are adding wide receiver Kenny Stills for their playoff run, according to a report from Adam Schefter. With John Brown on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and Cole Beasley hurt at the end of the game on Monday, the move shores up the receiver position group heading into the postseason.
Stills was a starting-caliber receiver in the league for seven years, spending time with the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, and Houston Texans. He averaged 43 catches, 671 yards, and five TDs from 2013 to 2019 but was used much more sparingly in 2020 with Houston. He recorded 11 catches on 19 targets for 144 yards and one TD in ten games this year.
At the time of his release, the move was seen as a way to help both parties. The Texans could try out some younger players while Stills could catch on with a contender. It took a while, but here he is with a contender.
“I’m told the Texans had no issue with Kenny Stills, who was respected in the locker room,” wrote Aaron Reiss of The Athletic at the time. “He just wasn’t playing and now gets a chance to join a team that will give him that chance.”
The Bills released Jake Kumerow last week, hoping to get him onto the practice squad when Brown was returning from his leg injuries. Kumerow was claimed by the New Orleans Saints and though Brown was cleared to return from injuries, he ended up on the COVID-19 list, leaving the Bills short.