The Buffalo Bills are trying to swipe another promising young prospect from another roster. The Bills signed restricted free agent Israel Idonije of the Chicago Bears to an offer sheet Saturday.
Idonije, 25, is a 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive end with two years experience. Idonije played about 15 percent of the snaps for the Bears last season, and is highly regarded in Chicago, where Bills defensive coordinator Perry Fewell previously coached.
The deal is believed to be worth about $1.6 million a year. Chicago has the right to match the offer and retain Idonije. It has a week to decide. The Bills on Friday tendered a contract offer worth $17.6 million over five years to another restricted free agent, guard Reggie Wells of Arizona, but Cardinals executive Rod Graves said the team is expected to match it. A final decision will be made this week.