Bills sign running back Devonta Freeman to practice squad

Buffalo adds some insurance to the running backs room after losing Zack Moss for the playoffs
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By WGR 550 SportsRadio

The Buffalo Bills have added some insurance to the running backs room after losing Zack Moss due to an ankle injury in Saturday's Wild Card Round win over the Indianapolis Colts at Bills Stadium.

The team announced on Tuesday that it has signed veteran free agent running back Devonta Freeman to the practice squad.

Freeman spent most of the 2020 season with the New York Giants after signing as a free agent in September of 2020. The 28-year-old appeared in five games for the Giants, rushing for 172 yards on 54 carries and one touchdown. He also added seven receptions for 58 yards in his short tenure in New York.

Back in November, Freeman was placed on Injured Reserve by the Giants after suffering an ankle injury in their Week 7 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was recently just released off of Injured Reserve on Jan. 7.

Freeman began his career in the NFL as a fourth round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Florida State. In six seasons with the Falcons, Freeman went on to rush for 3,972 yards on 951 carries and 32 touchdowns. He also added to Atlanta's passing game with 257 receptions for 2,015 yards and 11 touchdowns.

As part of the Freeman signing, the Bills also announced on Tuesday that Moss has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2020 season.

Moss exited Saturday's game after being tackled on a run early in the fourth quarter. The rookie running back was carted off the field, and the team announced he was doubtful to return to the game.

Freeman now joins a running backs room in Buffalo that consists of Devin Singletary, T.J. Yeldon, Taiwan Jones, and practice squad running backs Antonio Williams and Christian Wade.

The other move the Bills announced on Tuesday is that offensive lineman Jordan Devey has been elevated to the active 53-man roster.