The Buffalo Bills-Carolina Panthers connection keeps on churning the rosters of both teams.
On Tuesday, the Bills sent offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse to the Panthers for an undisclosed future conditional draft pick, the Bills announced.
Meanwhile, the Bills added offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles. Sirles, who worked out for the Bills last week after being waived earlier in the month, signed a one-year contract.
Trades between the Bills and Panthers have been routine given that Bills General Manager Brandon Beane is a former executive with the Panthers and coach Sean McDermott is a former Panthers defensive coordinator.
The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Sirles has appeared in 30 career games since entering the league as an undrafted free agent with the Chargers in 2014. He worked his way into a starting role as a rookie. He was traded to the Vikings in 2015 and started 10 games for the Vikings in 2016.
The Panthers signed him as a free agent in March and placed him on injured reserve on Sept. 1 with a hamstring injury suffered in the preseason. He was waived days later.
In March, the Bills signed Newhouse to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. He had previously been with the Oakland Raiders.
During a brief appearance in last Sunday's victory at Minnesota, Newhouse drew a false start penalty after reporting as an eligible receiver on the 6-yard line in the first quarter.
This is not a game or business for the faint of heart. I’m well acquainted with trial, and I’m stronger for it.
Thank you to the Bills organization for the opportunity.
When one door closes...!
— Marshall Newhouse (@MNewhouse73) September 25, 2018