Jake Kumerow to Buffalo Bills
Last week, Buffalo Bills announced they had signed wide receiver Jake Kumerow to a one-year deal. Last Thursday, the Buffalo Bills were able to bring back a player who was set to be a free agent and announced they agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Jake Kumerow.
He spent his first two years in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers but was released before 2020. At the time, it didn’t seem like a big move, but a year later, it was still being discussed and supposedly was one of the final straws for Aaron Rodgers last offseason.
While Kumerow is listed as a wide receiver, he contributes the most on special teams. The past two years, he has played 53% in 2020 and 69% in 2021 of the special teams’ snaps.
Buffalo Bills re-signed Isaiah McKenzie
The Buffalo Bills on Sunday announced they have agreed on a two-year contract with veteran wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie.
No further terms of the deal have been released. McKenzie, 26, was the team’s primary return man in 2021 in addition to his contributions as a receiver on offence. In addition to his 20 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown, McKenzie also scored a touchdown on the ground (nine carries, 47 yards) and returned a total of 43 kicks. He had 19 punt returns for 147 yards (7.7 avg) and 24 kick returns for 584 yards (24.3 avg).
McKenzie began his career in Denver after the Broncos drafted him in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He joined Buffalo midway through the 2018 season. McKenzie has 99 catches for 922 yards with seven touchdowns for his career.
Rodger Saffold – One year contract
Buffalo Bills announced that have they signed Rodger Saffold to a one-year deal.
He was released by the Tennessee Titans last week, and since he was released, Buffalo was able to sign him to a new deal right away and not wait until Wednesday when free-agent deals can be made official.
Saffold spent the past three years with the Tennessee Titans and prior to was with the Rams for nine seasons. He also worked with Aaron Kromer, who the Buffalo Bills brought back this year to be offensive line coach. Kromer was offensive line coach with the Rams in 2017 and 2018, and Saffold said that was one of the reasons he considered joining Buffalo.
Tim Settle – Two-year deal
The Buffalo Bills have made their first addition to the defensive line during the 2022 free agency period. According to various reports, defensive tackle Tim Settle has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bills.
Settle was selected by Washington in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL draft out of Virginia Tech. Settle was a college teammate with Buffalo’s starting middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. Settle’s departure from the Commanders likely has to do with his desire for more playing time.