Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bills signed new players to improve injury-riddled defense

After announcing that both linebackers Kawika Mitchell and Marcus Buggs will be out for the season with injuries, the Buffalo Bills signed linebacker Chris Draft and safety Todd Johnson Tuesday to improve a defense that has been besieged by injuries since the season opener.

Both newly signed players are veterans. Draft is a 10-year veteran who had 38 tackles for the Rams last season, and Johnson was picked by the Chicago Bears in 2003 fourth round. Johnson played three years in Bears jersey and joined the St. Louis Rams in 2007. Both are expected to bolster Bills’ anemic defense.

The Bills have lost cornerback Leodis McKelvin for the year, and linebacker Paul Posluszny broke his forearm in season opener at New England and would be out for several weeks and safeties Bryan Scott and Donte Whitner have missed the past games with injuries. Having lost eight straight games within the division since last year, I guess the Bills are eager to regain strength for the rest of the season.

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