Dri Archer, the former Kent State and Pittsburgh Steelers return man and running back claimed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills last week, was given a Reserve/Did Not Report designation by the team on Wednesday.
The @buffalobills have placed RB Dri Archer on the Reserve/Did Not Report list.— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) May 18, 2016
Functionally, that means that Archer - who clearly did not report to the team after the Bills claimed his rights - is now off of the Bills' active roster, though they still retain his rights. It also means that, unless Archer decides to resume his NFL career by reporting to One Bills Drive for offseason work, his Bills career lasted a whopping six days.
Archer was a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he ascended to that level thanks to an ultra-productive four-year career in the MAC paired with his blazing speed (he ran a 4.26-second 40-yard dash at the Combine two years ago). The Bills, who are a team obsessed with speed, had likely been hoping to add him to the competition for a spot on the roster as a fringe skill player. He might have had a shot at earning starting return duties, as well.