The Bills have addressed their need for a little more insurance at offensive tackle by claiming Sam Young off waivers from Dallas. The move offers some more security, because rookie Chris Hairston was the only backup tackle on the roster.
Young has one more year of seasoning over Hairston. He was a sixth-round draft choice of the Cowboys in 2010. He's 6-foot-8 and 319 pounds. He has very long arms. He made 50 straight starts for the Irish. He was active for only three games as a rookie for Dallas and saw action only on special teams. He fared pretty well for a rookie in his first training camp. He's known as smart and tough. The worry on him coming out of college was how well he could adjust to speed rushers in the NFL. Young made the final cut on Saturday, but then was waived Monday when the Cowboys signed ex-Bill Derrick Dockery to fortify the interior of their line. Young gave up a sack in the Cowboys' last preseason game. The expectation in Dallas was he would have been re-signed to the practice squad if he cleared waivers.
To make room for Young, the Bills released receiver Ruvell Martin. They also signed cornerback Doyle Miller to the practice squad.