While the Buffalo Bills are planning to come back with a vengeance when they take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, their injury list on Wednesday, November 16, was frustratingly long, and with five players having to be sent home after coming down with an undisclosed illness, the team may need some reinforcements.

As luck would have it, former Bills linebacker A.J. Klein was released by the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, as first reported by ESPN‘s Jeremy Fowler, and Syracuse.com‘s Matt Parrino suggested Buffalo take a look at bringing the 31-year-old back.

Parrino tweeted, “With [linebacker] Tremaine Edmunds banged up, I wonder if Buffalo thinks about getting him back in the mix in a depth role… I think it’s more about what they’ve already seen from Klein and his familiarity with the scheme and personnel. I don’t know that it would cost a ton but definitely a potential hold up.”

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The 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker initially signed onto the New York Giants practice squad on October 3, but was plucked by the Baltimore Ravens to sign with their practice squad three days later. On October 31, the Ravens traded Klein, along with a second-round and fifth-round pick to the Bears in exchange for linebacker Roquan Smith, per Pro Football Talk.

The Bills’ defense is pretty banged up heading into Week 11. While Jordan Poyer (elbow) was upgraded to limited, Edmunds was not able to participate in practice on Wednesday due to a groin/hell injury, while linebacker Matt Milano, cornerback Cam Lewis, Jordan Phillips, and defensive tackle Tim Settle, were four of the five players sent home with an illness.

The Bills Initially Cut Klein Back in March

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Back in March, the Bills announced they were releasing the veteran in order to clear up cap space. By cutting Klein, the Bills cleared up $5.1 million for the 2022 NFL season. At the time, Klein was entering the final year of his three-year, $18 million contract with the Bills. Over the last two seasons, the Carolina Panthers’ former fifth-round pick from the 2013 NFL …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


Bills Rumors: Veteran LB Could Return After Release From Bears

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