Bills sign wide receiver Rod Streater, tight end Saxton
- Author: Julie Sanders May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 22:45
They also signed tight end Wes Saxton and wide receiver Rod Streater, and also released quarterback Josh Woodrum. Streater is a deep threat with a 6-foot-2 frame. He didn't make the roster in 2016. His most productive season came in 2013 when he had 60 receptions for 888 yards and four touchdowns.
At South Alabama, Saxton had 96 receptions for just over 1,100 yards and a touchdown in three seasons. The 49ers elected to bring back 2016's leading receiver Jeremy Kerley, who signed a three-year, $10.5-million contract in March. He had 18 catches with the 49ers.
With receiver Sammy Watkins continuing to rehabilitate an ongoing foot injury and the recent knee injury rookie receiver Zay Jones suffered, Buffalo found a suitable depth player in Streater, who also has familiarity with free agent signee Andre Holmes from their time in Oakland.
According to the Buffalo News, police responded and found Kouandjio, wearing a T-shirt and underwear but no trousers. Initially, it was reported Kouandjio asked officers to shoot him, but that was later debunked by later reports. It will be interesting to see how quickly another team is willing to give him a chance to prove himself this offseason. However, on the field he only started seven games since he was selected by the team in the second round in 2014. The former Alabama offensive tackle has dealt with several injuries during his time with the Bills and never made the expected impact on the field.
It's unclear whether the aforementioned incident played any role in Buffalo's decision to move on from Kouandjio, but it was a troubling incident to be sure.