With the addition of an eight-man draft class, the Buffalo Bills' roster stands at 80 players.
That means there is room for 10 undrafted free agents to sign before the Bills reach the 90-man offseason limit. The pursuit of those UDFAs began shortly after the conclusion of Saturday's NFL Draft. General Manager Brandon Beane will compete with the other 31 teams to sign players who slipped through the cracks.
All reported signings should be considered unofficial until they are announced by the team.
The first Bills signing to be made public was the addition of University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson, via a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Undrafted Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson reached agreement with the Buffalo Bills on a deal that includes $75,000 guaranteed, per source.
So some of the sting of not being drafted is softened by getting to stay home and to compete for the Bills’ No. 2 QB job.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2019
Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said the deal with Jackson has not yet been finalized, but is on track to be completed pending a passed physical.
West Virginia WR David Stills V
The signing was confirmed by his agent, and Stills has an amazing back story for those who follow recruiting. He committed to USC and Lane Kiffin as a 13-year-old quarterback in 2010. By the time Stills was ready to graduate high school, USC had changed coaches twice.
He would eventually commit to West Virginia and after not winning the quarterback battle, he impressed coaches with his play as a wide receiver on the scout team. He played receiver for a season but won the starting QB job in the spring — until Florida transfer Will Grier arrived and Stills was moved back to receiver.
He transferred to a junior college in California and played quarterback for a year before returning to West Virginia as a receiver.
Congratulations to @DS5_ on signing with the Buffalo Bills! We’re all so proud of your perseverance, determination, and dedication to get to the next level! Bills fans, you’ve signed an absolutely terrific wide receiver who will be sure to make a significant impact! #Bills pic.twitter.com/5M1SeJi7rB
— Steinberg Sports (@SteinbergSports) April 27, 2019
UB defensive back Cam Lewis
He potentially could contribute as a nickel corner, Beane said.
— Cam Lewis (@A1Cam_) April 27, 2019
Iowa WR Nick Easley
Easley, who was among the reported 30 pre-draft visitors to Orchard Park, had 52 catches for 494 yards and five touchdowns last season with the Hawkeyes.
His addition was reported by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Charlotte LB Juwan Foggie
A converted wide receiver, Foggie played his final two seasons at outside linebacker with 21 starts. He had 141 tackles, including 9.5 for loss, and six interceptions.
#Bills are signing Charlotte LB Juwan Foggie as a UDFA, per source.
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) April 27, 2019
Northwestern OL Blake Hance
Hance is massive at 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds He started 12 games at left tackle as a senior, started four games at left guard and nine at left tackle as a junior, all 13 games at left tackle as a sophomore and eight games at left tackle as a freshman.
Northwestern OL Blake Hance expected to sign a free-agent contract with #Bills
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) April 27, 2019
Texas A&M LB Tyrel Dodson
Dodson came out a year early and went undrafted. He had 70 tackles this past season, including seven for loss. That is a decline from his sophomore season when he had 110 tackles, 10 for loss, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions.
Tyrel Dodson to the Bills.
— Jared Stanger (@JaredStanger) April 28, 2019
Illinois K Chase McLaughlin
The 2018 Big Ten Kicker of the Year, McLaughlin has kicked a school-record five field goals of 50-plus yards and was a perfect 79-for-79 on extra points.
— Kohl's Kicking Camps (@KohlsKicking) April 28, 2019
The Bills also will be extending invitations to rookie minicamp to a number of players:
Clemson OLB J.D. Davis: Primarily a special teams player, he finished his career with 117 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception.
Kansas State OL Abdul Beecham: Stands 6-3 and 321. Started 29 of 33 games at guard.
Southern Illinois QB Sam Straub: Threw for 4,336 yards with 37 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Had 20 TDs passes as a junior in 2017.
Miami LB Mike Smith: He reportedly ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash and is 6-1, 232.
Samford DL Horace Roberts: Listed at 6-2, 316, he had 41 total tackles, including five for loss, as a senior.
Stony Brook OL Jonathan Haynes: Started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior. Listed at 6-5 and 330.
Old Dominion WR/KR Isaiah Harper: Caught 55 passe for 479 yards and a TD as a senior. Averaged 21.8 yards on 30 kickoff returns.
Virginia Union OL Shamdu Nalls: Another massive OL prospect, he is listed at 6-4 and 330.
West Alabama DB Abraham Wallace: Played at Texas Tech, then went to LSU (where he graduated in three years) and played as a grad student at West Alabama.