Late Monday night, it was reported by Trainwreck Sports that veteran running back Devonta Freeman was making a visit to One Bills Drive after news broke that Zack Moss would be out for the remainder of the season.
SOURCE: Devonta Freeman in Buffalo tonight for meeting https://t.co/NlbVhh9FTp— Trainwreck Sports (@TrainwreckSprts) January 12, 2021
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Bills have signed the seven-year vet to the practice squad as an added insurance policy. The New York Giants waived Freeman from injured reserve last Thursday. Freeman has dealt with hamstring, ankle, as well as COVID-19 issues all season.
Bills are signing former Giants’ RB Devonta Freeman to their practice squad, per his rep @DrewJRosenhaus. Bills need another back to make up for loss of RB Zack Moss.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2021
In five games with the Giants, Freeman had 54 carries for 172 yards and one touchdown. The two-time 1000-yard, 11 -touchdown back with the Atlanta Falcons will join the Bills’ practice squad and hope to fill in for Zack Moss along with T.J. Yeldon.
As long as Freeman tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday and continues to test negative through Friday, he could be available to play Saturday for the Bills but wouldn’t be able to practice. We’re waiting for confirmation on his eligibility and when he can start practicing.
Head coach Sean McDermott did not note how the team would handle the No. 2 back position behind Singletary in his Monday presser.