Bills sign DT Liuget to bolster run defense

Field Level Media

November 05, 2019 at 10:45 pm.

The Buffalo Bills signed free agent defensive tackle Corey Liuget to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Buffalo is hoping the 29-year-old can provide a boost to the run defense that ranks 19th in the NFL, allowing 111.6 yards per game. He worked out for the Bills on Monday and has been known as a run-stopper throughout his career.

The 6-foot-2, 300-pound Liuget was recently released by the Oakland Raiders. He had three tackles in three games for Oakland.

Liuget spent the previous eight seasons with the Chargers. He was drafted by the then-San Diego located team in the first round (18th overall) in 2011 and started 103 of 108 games played with 278 tackles, 24 sacks and five forced fumbles.

Buffalo opened a roster spot by placing linebacker Maurice Alexander (knee, calf) on injured reserve. Alexander, 28, had eight tackles in seven games.