Bills sign S Robert Blanton and DT Deandre Coleman


The Bills filled the two vacant roster spots on their 53-man squad Wednesday, signing a pair of familiar players.

The Buffalo Bills have re-signed safety Robert Blanton and defensive tackle Deandre Coleman in an effort to add depth to their roster.

Blanton also was with the Bills last year, and was with the Dallas Cowboys through the offseason and preseason this year before his release on September 2.

Coleman, 6-5 and 341 pounds, was moved off the roster on September 5 but could be a fill-in, should the team miss Marcell Dareus, who was injured in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.

Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014, Coleman has also made pit stops with both the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos. He played in 10 games (two starts) in 2016, recording 35 tackles, before spending the preseason with the Dallas Cowboys. "He's been terrific in that way and we saw tremendous improvement on the field". He joined the Bills' practice squad a year ago and was promoted to the active roster for the final five games of the regular season.