Even before the NFL free agency officially starts, things are already starting to shape up for the Buffalo Bills with a new development this week.
According to a report from NBC Sports, running back Chris Ivory visited the team on Monday. The news was first reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, who noted that Ivory was at One Bills Drive and was also slated to visit other NFL teams. Interestingly, Ivory was released by his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.
Ivory, who will soon turn 30 this March, is best known to be a strong physical runner, a report from Buffalo News noted. During his eight-year stint in the NFL, Ivory has played for three different teams and has rushed an accumulated 4,852 yards, with 4.4 yards per carry average. Moreover, he also recorded 28 touchdowns and caught 94 passes for three touchdowns and 743 yards.
His most memorable season, however, was with the New York Jets in 2015, where he rushed for 1,070 yards, which is head and shoulders above his two-year stay-performance with the Jaguars. Ivory only managed 821 yards with Jacksonville, NBC Sports added.
The entry of Ivory in the Buffalo Bills free agency picture comes after the team's signing of cornerback Vontae Davis. The 29-year-old Davis last played with the Indianapolis Colts, which released him last November due to his medical issues that led to a season-ending surgery, ESPN reported. Davis agreed to a one-year deal that will earn him $5 million plus playing time incentives, with $3.5 million guaranteed.
Davis, for his part, announced his decision to join the Bills with a short tweet on Monday that read, "#BillsMafia." Prior to signing with Buffalo, Davis also had visits with other teams such as the Cleveland Browns, the Oakland Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Miami Dolphins, the ESPN report added.
With the entry of Davis and a possible acquisition of Ivory, it will be interesting to see how the two players will impact the team's play this season.