Buffalo Bills: Terrence Fede signing adds rotational depth

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Terrence Fede
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Terrence Fede /

The Buffalo Bills added to their defensive line depth by inking former Miami Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede. What will his impact be?

The Buffalo Bills have been one of the more active teams this offseason, and continued that trend on Wednesday. The Bills inked former Miami Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede to a one-year deal. Terrence was a seventh round pick of the Dolphins back in 2014.

Fede has had a solid career considering where he was drafted. He played in the Pioneer League in college, and was the first player to be drafted from Marist College. He has been a rotational player with the Dolphins since being drafted in 2014, posting career sack and 55 tackles to this point in his NFL career.

His best season as a pro came in 2017, as he played in all 16 games for the Dolphins, recording 15 tackles. Fede only played 16 percent of the Dolphins defensive snaps. However, he was an integral part of their special teams unit, playing on 75 percent of their special team snaps.

The four-year pro from Nyack, NY provides some depth for the Bills on the defensive line. Fedewill have to compete for snaps on an already crowded line that includes Jerry Hughes, Shaq Lawson, Eddie Yarbrough, Cap Capi and newly signed defensive ends Trent Murphy and Owa Odighizuwa.

The Bills are going to need more production from their defensive front this season. The Bills only accumulated 27 sacks as a team last season, good for 29th in the league. The Bills relied too heavily on secondary play last season to bail them out, and will look to get more pressure on the quarterback this season.

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The acquisition of Murphy should provide some energy on the defensive front, as he has a fast motor and high upside. The Bills will also be looking to add some depth for their front-seven in the draft. Look for the Bills to draft a pass rusher and linebacker early on in the 2018 draft.