Bills sign DE Owa Odighizuwa to a one-year deal

The Buffalo Bills announced on Thursday that the team has signed another free agent before free agency opens, their third of the sort.

Defensive end Owa Odighizuwa is the newest member of the Bills, having last played for the New York Giants. Odighizuwa joins the Bills after the team already agreed to terms with two veteran free agents in cornerback Vontae Davis and running back Chris Ivory.

First and foremost, his name is pronounced Oh-DIGGY-zoo-wah.

As a third-round pick of the Giants in 2015 out of UCLA, Odighizuwa can be viewed as young player with potential, but he hasn’t had much success in the NFL. In team seasons with the G-men, Odighizuwa had a mere six tackles in two seasons.

Last August, the NFL suspended Odighizuwa for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating its performance enhancing drug policy and he was released the next day. In addition, he missed OTAs last spring for an “excused absence” and it was believed he could be retiring.

Odighizuwa is listed at 6-foot-4 and 264-pounds. He’s 25 years old.


Owa Odighizuwa with the Giants — USA Today photo


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