Bills sign defensive tackle Corey Liuget


The Buffalo Bills' run defense has had poor performances in back-to-back games. The Philadelphia Eagles ran for over 200 yards on the Bills, and 34-year-old Adrian Peterson eclipsed 100 yards this past Sunday for the Washington Redskins.

To possibly help shore up the interior defensive line depth, the Bills have signed former 2011 first round defensive tackle Corey Liuget.

Signed to a one-year deal: DT Corey Liuget (pronounced LEE-jit)Placed on IR: LB Maurice Alexander (knee and calf)

— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) November 5, 2019

Over the course of eight seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, Liuget started 103 games, compiling 278 tackles and 24 sacks.

After signing with the Oakland Raiders this offseason, Liuget appeared in three games and picked up three tackles before being released on October 30.

This signing comes after a week where Ed Oliver saw his lowest snap count of the season. Oliver played just 18 snaps, or 35% of the Bills defenisve plays. Meanwhile, Jordan Phillips and Star Lotulelei both saw an uptick in playing time.

Phillips has been the Bills' best player at the position this season. He now leads the NFL in sacks from the defensive tackle position with six.

To make room for Liuget, the Bills have placed depth linebacker Maurice Alexander on injured reserve with a knee injury.