Buffalo Bills sign Red Bryant and Cierre Wood

Buffalo added Red Bryant and Cierre Wood to their roster on Wednesday.

The Buffalo Bills have added a running back due to their depleted depth and added a defensive lineman. The team officially signed Cierre Wood and Red Bryant on Wednesday.

Wood played college football at Notre Dame. In the NFL, Wood played in 2013 with the Houston Texans. He appeared in three games and had three rushes for nine yards. He finished the 2013 season on New England’s practice squad.

Wood was not on a 53-man roster in 2014 but he was with the Baltimore Ravens through August of 2014 and later signed to the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad in November.

Red Bryant worked out for Buffalo on Monday. The defensive lineman spent the 2014 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 23 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in 16 games. Bryant, 31, is on the downside of his career, but he’s still outstanding in terms of run defense. Pro Football Focus had Bryant listed third in the league among 4-3 defensive ends in run defense.

Bryant has a chance to make Buffalo’s 53-man roster after Jarius Wynn was added to the team’s injured reserve.

Both players could be on the field on Thursday when Buffalo takes on the Cleveland Browns.

To make room for the players, Buffalo released Chris Manhertz and Rod Sweeting. Manhertz was a developmental tight end who played college basketball at Canisius. Sweeting had a rough training camp at cornerback. Wide receivers seemed to get open often against Sweeting, so his release is not a surprise. 

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