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Feds say linebacker who briefly played for Bills was executed by three alleged drug dealers

Three alleged drug dealers have been charged in federal court in Detroit with the killing of Robert Eddins, a linebacker who was briefly with the Bills, and another man in December 2016.

Eddins, 28, and Ricardo McFarlin, 32, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, and their bodies were found in the basement of a Eddins' grandmother's house on Detroit's west side.

The three men were distributing cocaine and heroin, according to the indictment, and traveled from Alabama to Detroit to kill Eddins, and in the process killed McFarlin. The three men were in custody but had not yet been transported to Detroit, officials said.

Eddins signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2011 out of Ball State. He played in the four preseason games and one regular season game that season and returned for training camp in 2012 and played in the preseason before he was released.

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