Bills cut DT Jerel Worthy, re-sign DT Deandre Coleman
ORCHARD PARK – The Buffalo Bills defense had back-to-back abysmal efforts against defense defending the run and the axe has come down.
The Bills (5-4) have released defensive tackle Jerel Worthy and re-signed defensive tackle Deandre Coleman
Worthy, 27, has played five games this season as a depth defensive tackle playing in head coach Sean McDermott’s rotation on the defensive line. In total, Worthy had five tackles this season with no sacks.
Over the past two weeks, the Bills defense, once ranked third in the NFL against the run, has had awful production in that category. Against New Orleans, Buffalo allowed six rushing touchdowns and 298 rushing yards. Two weeks ago the New York Jets racked up three scores and 194 rushing yards.
Buffalo currently ranked 22nd in the NFL against the run, allowing 117 yards-per-game.
The Worthy-for-Coleman switch can be linked to cause for concern in the rushing defense.
At 6-2, 300lbs, Worthy is much smaller than the 6-5, 341 lbs Coleman.
Coleman, 26, was the largest defensive tackle in training camp this summer, but was a late cut. Coleman was added to the team’s practice squad for a week before once again being released in September.