Bills sign backup OL Fernando Velasco

Bills sign backup OL Fernando Velasco
Posted at 4:49 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 16:49:54-04

The Buffalo Bills have stayed active on the late stages of the free agent market, and on Thursday, they added some depth to the team. After hosting him on a free agent visit throughout the day, the team came to a contract agreement with offensive lineman Fernando Velasco.

Velasco, 31, is a seven-year veteran of the NFL and spent the last two seasons in more of a reserve role for the Carolina Panthers. Over those two seasons, Velasco made 8 starts at either center or guard. Over his first five seasons -- the first four with Tennessee, and 2013 with Pittsburgh -- Velasco made an additional 30 starts.

The offensive lineman will compete to be the main backup interior offensive lineman with Ryan Groy, and young players such as Cyril Richardson and Ronald Patrick.

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