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Buffalo Bills sign Andre Fluellen, waive Deon Broomfield

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Buffalo's defensive line depth improved on Tuesday with the signing of Fluellen, an eight-year veteran and former third-round pick out of Florida State.

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The Buffalo Bills continue to tweak their roster during the summer months, announcing on Tuesday that veteran defensive lineman Andre Fluellen had been added to the 90-man roster. Second-year safety Deon Broomfield was designated as waived/injured, clearing out a spot on the roster for Fluellen.

A 2008 third-round pick out of Florida State, Fluellen, 30, spent the vast majority of his first seven seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, making very brief stops with Miami and Chicago along the way. For the most part, he has spent the past three seasons flipping between the back end of rosters and street free agency, appearing in 24 games during that time frame.

That won't change in Buffalo, where the Bills are loaded along the defensive line and have some established depth options in place, as well. Fluellen is a good athlete for a 6'2", 280-plus pound player, and he has ample experience, but he'll need to beat out the likes of Alex Carrington, Jarius Wynn, Stefan Charles, and even Corbin Bryant to have a shot at cracking the final roster. But he does, for now, add meaningful depth to a Bills defensive line that could use more of it.