Bills sign DE Owa Odighizuwa

March 8, 2018

The Buffalo Bills have made another signing before the start of free agency, signing defensive end Owa Odighizuwa (Oh-diggy-zoo-wah) to a one year contract on Thursday.

We have signed DE Owa Odighizuwa to a one-year contract. #GoBills

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 8, 2018

Odighizuwa, like the signings of Vontae Davis and Chris Ivory, will not count toward the NFL's 2019 compensatory pick formula. 

Odighizuwa did not play in the 2017 season, he was released from the New York Giants roster after being suspended for four games for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy. After being drafted by New York in the third round in 2015, Odighizuwa battled injuries and played in only 18 games in his NFL career. He totaled six tackles in those 18 games for the Giants. 

Unlike Davis and even Ivory, Odighizuwa will likely be brought in mostly for depth purposes behind defensive end starters Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson, as well as backups Eddie Yarbrough, Ryan Davis and Cap Capi.