The Buffalo Bills were awarded Dri Archer off of waivers on May 10th. Eight days later, the team placed the running back on the Reserve/Did Not Report list. In doing so, the Bills are retaining Archer's rights until they are aware of what is going on with the speedy back/returner.
Archer's claim to fame is owning the NFL's second fastest 40-time (4.26 seconds). The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Dri Archer 97th overall in the 2014 NFL draft. In his career, Archer has carried the ball 10 times for 40 yards and has seven receptions for 23 yards.
If Archer eventually reports to Buffalo, Archer he'll have long odds of contributing on offense The team currently has LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams, Mike Gillislee, Jonathan Williams, and James Wilder Jr. on their depth chart at running back.
The Bills most likely claimed Archer from the Jets to see what he could bring to Buffalo's return game. Buffalo does not have a clear option at kick returner and Archer recorded 23 kick returns for 515 yards (22.4 yard average) in his career with the Steelers.null