Just a few days after the 2011 season ended, the Buffalo Bills have signed a pair of players for next season.
The agent for free agent wide receiver David Clowney confirms that he has signed with the Bills for next season, according to the Washington Post. Clowney was out of football in 2011, and before that he most notably played for the New York Jets for three seasons and a part of a fourth. With the Jets, his most productive season came in 2009, where he caught 14 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown.
Clowney was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2007, and then caught on with the Jets. Once he was waived during the 2010 season, he was claimed by the Carolina Panthers. He stuck with them before being released in September. He is a 6-foot-1, 188-pound wideout most recognized for his speed.
The other player the Bills scooped up is a former player of new defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt's at the University of Pittsburgh. The Bills sign inside linebacker Scott McKillop, the free agent confirmed on his Twitter account.
McKillop was drafted in 2009 by the San Francisco 49ers to play inside linebacker in their 3-4 defense. The 6-foot, 244 pound linebacker hung on with the 49ers until he was released by the team in August. At Pittsburgh, McKillop was the middle linebacker for the Panthers 4-3 defense. He racked up 126 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception during his senior season which helped him get named an All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.