The Buffalo Bills were not very busy on the first day of free of free agency.
The biggest news coming out of Buffalo on Tuesday surrounded the departure of one of their best players, safety Jairus Byrd, who signed a mega-deal with the New Orleans Saints.
On Wednesday, the Bills added a player of their own.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s James Walker, the Bills have agreed to a two-year deal with former New York Giants’ linebacker Keith Rivers.
Filed to ESPN: Free-agent LB Keith Rivers has agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Buffalo #Bills.
— James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) March 12, 2014
Rivers was originally selected with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. After three years in Cincinnati, both teams decided to move on and Rivers joined the New York Giants.
Rivers has never lived up to his hype. The once highly-touted five-star recruit that left the state of Florida to attend Southern Cal has looked nothing like a top 10 pick.
Last season, Rivers made 45 tackles and had one sack for the Giants.