Bills Sign Offensive Lineman Ty Nsekhe
Buffalo Bills sign offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe
Per Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills are adding more offensive line depth. They are signing offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe (En-Sek-He), formerly of the Washington Redskins to a 2 year deal worth up to $14.5 million with $7.7 million guaranteed (terms of deal reported by @MikeGarafolo on Twitter).
Nsekhe has mostly been a backup, but is a player who is more then capable of filling in at either left tackle, right tackle or even guard, giving the Bills much needed versatility. According to Pro Football Focus(PFF), he has played 1285 snaps over the last 4 seasons, 16 starts, only allowing 49 pressures on 753 pass blocking snaps. PFF named him to their 2019 “best low budget options available in free agency” list. Also, Nsekhe was named to their “10 immediate impact free agents” list. In 2018, he filled in at left tackle for four games for the Redskins while their starting left tackle, Trent Williams was injured. In those four games, he allowed zero sacks and only five QB hurries in 195 snaps.
Nsekhe brings four full seasons of experience along with several seasons in the Arena Football League and Arena Football 2 prior to the NFL. At 6’8″ 330 lbs he possesses the size to be a solid force for the Bills. With his size and experience he could have a shot to start for the Bills. The Bills are in need of right tackle and right guard currently and Nsekhe could be that guy. He could even play left tackle if Dion Dawkins is moved to right tackle. His versatility and experience will be added depth for the Bills. He will get his chance to compete for a starting spot in a suddenly crowded Bills offensive line room.