The Buffalo Bills have made several roster moves amid injuries and signings, as they prepare for their upcoming season. The team has placed linebacker Matt Milano and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones on injured reserve, while signing linebacker A.J. Klein to bolster their defense.
Milano, who was entering his fourth season with the Bills, suffered a broken fibula during practice last week and underwent surgery. He is expected to miss at least eight weeks, which means he’ll likely miss the first four games of the regular season. Jones, on the other hand, has been dealing with a knee injury and has yet to participate in training camp. His status remains uncertain, but he won’t be available for the near future.
To fill the void left by Milano and Jones, the Bills signed free agent linebacker A.J. Klein, who previously played for the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints. Klein brings experience and depth to the Bills’ linebacking corps, having started 67 games in his six-year career. He is known for his versatility and ability to play both inside and outside linebacker, making him a valuable asset to the team.
These roster moves come just days before the Bills’ third preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. While the team is still evaluating its options, head coach Sean McDermott expressed confidence in the players they have brought in. “We feel good about the guys we have in the building,” McDermott said. “A.J. adds some veteran leadership and experience to our linebacking group, and we’re excited to see what he can bring to the table.”
Despite the setbacks, the Bills remain optimistic about their chances this season. With a solid offseason and draft class, they look poised to build upon their success from last year, when they finished with a 10-6 record and made the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. However, the road ahead won’t be easy, as they face stiff competition within their division and conference.
The Bills will take on the Vikings on Friday night, looking to improve their preseason record to 2-1. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST at New Era Field.