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Buffalo Bills add DT Tim Settle

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This week, the Buffalo Bills signed DT Tim Settle to a two year/$9M deal. The 2018 fifth round pick totaled 54 tackles, seven sacks, 12 QB hits, and 12 TFLs while starting in two career games in four years with Washington.

What he brings to the Bills

Settle is a versatile DT, who can play well at 3-tech & 1-tech, and is known for his run stuffing skills. While Settle is a good pass rusher, he’s still got some growing to do. He should be able to grow quickly here with DaQuan Jones, Ed Oliver, and Von Miller in Buffalo. The only issue with Settle is he didn’t get enough playing time in Washington, playing behind Daron Payne, Matt Ioannidis, and Jonathan Allen.

Settle said he wanted to play for a team that would use him more than Washington did. (He only played 210 snaps there.) With the way Buffalo has rotated their DL in years past, Settle should get his wish.

Buffalo’s IDL now consists of…

Ed Oliver, Tim Settle, Star Lotulelei, DaQuan Jones, with Boogie Basham rotating in.

Settle was Tremaine Edmunds’ teammate at Virginia Tech, and both declared for the draft the same season. Now, both will get the chance to continue the defense’s success into the 2022 season.

The Buffalo Bills went into free agency with holes at IDL. They did a great job addressing that need with Settle & Jones. Now, if Buffalo can fill their need at CB, they will field one of the most complete defenses of the McBeane era.

Grade: B+

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