The Buffalo Bills made official one-year contracts with their four exclusive-rights free agents Monday.
Tight ends Nick O'Leary and Logan Thomas, cornerback Lafayette Pitts and defensive end Eddie Yarbrough all signed their offers prior to the start of the team's offseason conditioning program.
Exclusive-rights free agents are those whose contracts have expired and who have less than three years of NFL experience. A team can keep the rights to such a player simply by extending a qualifying offer, which is usually for the league minimum salary. It's no surprise that the Bills did so with their four such players.
O'Leary, 25, served as the No. 2 tight end behind Charles Clay in 2017, finishing with 22 catches for 322 yards and a pair of touchodowns. Thomas, 26, played in 12 games and had seven catches for 67 yards and one touchdown.
Yarbrough, 24, was a pleasant surprise in training camp and earned a spot in the defensive line rotation. He appeared in all 16 games and finished with 34 tackles, including four for losses, one sack and seven quarterback hits.
Pitts, 25, was claimed off waivers from the Jaguars in October. He played in 10 games, mostly on special teams.