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Despite pass rush upside, Michael Buchanan on roster bubble

The Buffalo Bills have a stacked defensive line with defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Mario Williams teaming up with defensive tackle Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. While the starters are locked in, the real competition at defensive end occurs for the backup roles.  That is where Michael Buchanan comes into play. The defensive end enters training camp on the roster bubble as he...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills Sign LB Michael Buchanan, Waive P Spencer Roth

The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of LB Michael Buchanan on Tuesday, as well as the release of P Spencer Roth. Buchanan recently worked out for the Bills, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition. Buchanan, 24, was a seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2013. He wound up appearing in three ... The post Bills Sign LB Michael Buchanan, Waive P Spencer...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills Hosted Former Patriots LB Michael Buchanan For A Visit

The Buffalo Bills announced Friday that they brought in former Patriots LB Michael Buchanan for a visit. The Patriots wound up waiving Buchanan shortly after this year’s NFL Draft concluded. This is the first reported interest in him since he became available. Buchanan, 24, was a seventh-round pick of the Patriots back in 2013. He wound up ... The post Bills Hosted Former Patriots...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive Defensive End Michael Buchanan, Wideout Kevin Dorsey

The New England Patriots made two roster moves Thursday, waiving defensive end Michael Buchanan and wide receiver Kevin Dorsey. Buchanan, a seventh-round draft pick of the Patriots in 2013, appeared in 18 games with the team over the last two seasons, recording 11 total tackles and two sacks. The Illinois product’s 2014 campaign was cut short when he was placed on season-ending...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive Joe Vellano, Place Michael Buchanan On Injured Reserve

The New England Patriots have released another former starter from their 53-man roster. The Patriots waived defensive tackle Joe Vellano on Monday, the team announced. Vellano started eight games for the Patriots last season after veterans Vince Wilfork (ruptured Achilles) and Tommy Kelly (torn ACL) were lost for the season because of injuries. The Patriots also placed defensive...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Study: Michael Buchanan, Will Smith Battle For Pass-Rush Role

Bill Belichick once said, “There’s no first team” during training camp, and that’s true for OTAs, as well. Every roster spot and starting role is up for grabs on the New England Patriots, and as training camp nears, will review the team’s biggest battles. Barring disaster, Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich will start at right defensive end and left defensive end...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Post-Draft Roster Reset: Michael Buchanan To Take Year 2 Jump?

Adding a third pass rusher was thought to be one of the New England Patriots’ biggest needs heading into the 2014 season, but apparently head coach Bill Belichick didn’t agree. The Patriots signed a 10-year veteran with a bum knee and drafted a player coming off a seven-sack season in Division II. That’s not to say that Will Smith or Zach Moore won’t contribute in 2014, but...
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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