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Bills add three more free agents

A busy offseason for the Buffalo Bills continued Friday with the signing of three more free agents.

The team added running back Joe Banyard, cornerback Leonard Johnson, and wide receiver Corey Washington.

Banyard spent the last three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He entered the NFL in 2012 when the Jaguars signed him as an undrafted free agent from the University of Texas-El Paso.

From 2012 to 2015, the 5-foot-10, 221-pound Banyard spent time with the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings before returning to the Jaguars. For his career, he has 95 rushing yards and has caught 10 passes for 73 yards.

Johnson played for the Carolina Panthers last season, although he spent more than half the year recovering from an Achilles injury suffered last March. Bills coach Sean McDermott was his defensive coordinator.

In 2012, the 5-10, 202-pound Johnson signed with his hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent from Iowa State, where he set an NCAA record for most kick return yards in a game with 319. He remained with the Buccaneers through 2015. During that time Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier held the same position in Tampa Bay. Johnson joined the New England Patriots late in the 2015 season.

For his career, Johnson has five interceptions, five forced fumbles, 24 passes defensed, a pair of defensive touchdowns, a sack, and 189 tackles.

The 6-4, 214-pound Washington was on the Bills' practice squad for three weeks last October.

He entered the league in 2014 when the Arizona Cardinals signed him as an undrafted free agent from Newberry College. He joined the New York Giants' active roster later that year and in 2015, he was on the practice squads of the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. Washington began last year on the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad before joining the Bills' practice squad.

He has five career receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown.

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