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Bills ink UNC tight end, Houston OT

The Buffalo Bills have reached a contract agreement with undrafted tight end Zack Pianalto from North Carolina, a source has told The News. Pianalto is 6-foot-3, 256 pounds and likely would have been drafted but he broke his collarbone after six games. He was fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in receiving at the time of his injury. He was a top recruit for Tar Heels coach Butch Davis out of high school, picking North Carolina over Texas and some other big schools. But his college career was injury plagued. His sophomore season was cut short by a broken leg. His junior season was shortened by a foot injury. He's athletic with good hands.

The Bills also signed Houston offensive tackle Isaiah Thompson, a 6-3, 298-pounder who played defensive tackle his first three years. Thompson started his entire senior year at offensive tackle.

---Mark Gaughan


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