The Buffalo Bills bolstered their trenches at the weekend by activating Roger Saffold from the non-football injury list.
Saffold was originally listed at the start of Buffalo’s training camp after injuring his ribs in a car accident.
Saffold, 34, enters his 13th NFL season and first with the Bills, and has made 157 starts in 160 games. Despite reaching his first Pro Bowl in 2021, Saffold found himself a free agent this offseason after the Tennessee Titans released him in a cap-saving move.
Tennessee’s loss turned out to be Buffalo’s gain. The Bills signed Saffold to lead a trio of free agent additions along the offensive line. Saffold’s Titans teammate David Quesenberry also moved to Buffalo in the offseason, and Greg Van Roten came over from the New York Jets.
With NFL Network’s Mike Giardi reporting that starting right guard Ryan Bates is also returning to practice after missing several sessions, the now-healthy line enters a critical period of turmoil in front of star quarterback Josh Allen.