ORCHARD PARK, NY – (Bills Press Release) The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed the below seven undrafted free agents.
DB Deon Broomfield Iowa State
LB Darrin Kitchens – Florida
LB James Gaines - Miami
DB Kenny Ladler – Vanderbilt
DT Damien Jacobs – Florida
CB Darius Robinson – Clemson
DE Bryan Johnson – West Texas A&M
Buffalo has also agreed to terms with undrafted free agents DB Derek Brim and DT Colby Way of Buffalo. They are expected to sign their contracts before the start of Rookie Mini-Camp on Friday.
The team also announced the release of OL Jamaal Johnson-Webb.
Brim, a Western New York native, played in all 13 games during his senior campaign for the University at Buffalo. The 6-0, 199 pound Canisius High School alum recorded 58 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 2013 while manning the Bulls defensive backfield.
Broomfield started all 12 games for the Cyclones in 2013, racking up 57 tackles, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. The 6-0, 206 pound Iowa State product finished his collegiate career starting 18 games while recording 133 tackles, 16 pass breakups, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Gaines started 27 of 41 career games played at Miami and he finished his career with 199 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions. The 6-3, 240-pound linebacker is a Buffalo native and graduate of Canisius High School.
Jacobs played in 23 games with four starts at Florida after transferring in from East Mississippi Community College. The 6-3, 284-pound defensive lineman recorded 34 tackles, six tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and one pass breakup in his two seasons as a Gator.
Johnson played in 28 games with 10 starts while at West Texas A&M and he tallied 89 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, eight QB hurries, two fumbles forced and two fumbles recovered. Johnson played at Nassau Community College (NY) before West Texas A&M and led the Lions to a 19-2 record while being named a two-time All-Conference selection.
Kitchens played in 45 games with six starts at Florida and recorded 59 tackles, four tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. The 6-2, 229-pound linebacker earned the team’s Fergie Ferguson Leadership Award and won the Gene Elleson Community Service Award.
Ladler started 39-of-50 games at Vanderbilt and finished his collegiate career with 291 tackles (202 solo), 11 stops for a loss and nine interceptions. The 6-0, 207-pound Stone Mountain, GA native became the first defensive back in school and Southeastern Conference history to lead a team in tackles in two consecutive years (90 in 2012 and 91 in 2013).
Robinson compiled 70 tackles, six interceptions and five pass break-ups in 38 games (25 starts) in his Clemson tenure. The 5-10, 175-pound defensive back started all 13 games in 2013 and posted a career-high 37 tackles with three interceptions.
Way made 145 tackles (76 solo) with 26 stops for a loss and 15.0 sacks in his Buffalo career. The 6-4, 293-pound defensive lineman started all 11 games he appeared in during the 2013 campaign and was a third-team All-Mid-American Conference selection.