The Buffalo Bills announced on Wednesday that they have signed veteran cornerback Javier Arenas to a reserve/future deal.
Arenas, 28, was a second-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has spent five years in the NFL, playing in Kansas City for the first three, then spending 2013 and 2014 with the Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons, respectively.
Last year, Arenas latched on with the New York Jets during training camp, but ultimately did not make the team. (Note that we're talking about the Todd Bowles version of the Jets, not the Rex Ryan version of the Jets.) Arenas was not on a roster during the 2015 season.
The 5'9", 197-pound Alabama product is an above-average athlete, which is never a bad thing to have at the cornerback position. Perhaps most interestingly for the Bills, who have a lot of work to do with their kick and punt return teams this offseason, Arenas has returned a combined 179 kicks and punts in his five NFL seasons, averaging 21.1 yards per kick return and 9.7 yards per punt return on those attempts.