PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -With rookie linebacker Alvin Bowen lost for the foreseeable future, the Buffalo Bills quickly signed free agent linebacker Donnie Spragan on Saturday.
``We met with him during the free agency period and we were all impressed with him,'' coach Dick Jauron said. ``We know a good deal about him. We're probably a little bit fortunate and lucky that he's available.''
Spragan, a seven-year veteran, will give the Bills some needed depth after Bowen sustained a serious right knee injury Friday. Jauron didn't have any update on Bowen's condition, but repeated the bleak assessment of an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament given a day earlier.
Bowen, Buffalo's fifth-round pick, was hurt during 7-on-7 drills. After pulling up to avoid contact while pursuing fullback Jonathan Evans, Bowen's cleat stuck in the turf and his knee buckled. The Iowa State product was competing for a backup spot and a regular role on the Bills special teams unit.
Spragan spent the past three seasons with Miami. He had 38 tackles last season, including 11 stops in Week 3 against the New York Jets. In 96 career games and 45 starts, the 6-foot-3, 242-pound Spragan has 277 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.
Spragan is expected to begin practice Monday.
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Saints vs. Chargers Pick The Saints own the worst defense in the league but will the under still hit in San Diego when they visit the Chargers at 4:25PM ET on Sunday?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Jets Pick Will the Seahawks and Jets play under the total when the two teams clash in East Rutherford on Sunday at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Dolphins vs. Bengals Prediction What's the best play on the board tonight when the Bengals host the Dolphins at 8:25PM ET on Thursday Night Football?
Thumbnail Browns vs. Redskins Pick Can the Washington Redskins get to .500 on Sunday when they host the Cleveland Browns at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Lions vs. Bears Pick Will there be much defense on display when the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions this Sunday at 1PM ET?
More inNFL Articles  
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages