Three hours before the Bills are required to cut their roster to 75 players, the team added a new player into the mix, trading an undisclosed 2018 draft pick for Green Bay Packers linebacker Lerentee McCray.
McCray entered the league in 2013 as an undrafted rookie out of Florida, signing with the Denver Broncos. He spent the entirety of that season on the injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury. Over the last two seasons he’s emerged as a key contributor on special teams for Denver, appearing in 24 regular season games and four postseason contests. The 26-year old is entering his fourth season in the league and has 21 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and a Super Bowl ring to his name.
This past off-season the Broncos opted not to tender McCray, allowing him to become a free agent and eventually sign with the Green Bay.
The acquisition of McCray means Buffalo will have to part ways with someone else they weren’t necessarily planning on, by 4 p.m. this afternoon. After losing several linebackers to injury throughout the preseason, the Bills could certainly find some use for McCray, especially on special teams, where he has seemed to thrive throughout his short career.
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