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Bills signing Devonta Freeman to practice squad before Divisional Round

Bills add RB depth with signing

Devonta Freeman #31 of the New York Giants in action against the Washington Football Team at MetLife Stadium on October 18, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated Washington 20-19. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The New York Giants released running back Devonta Freeman a few days ago just for an opportunity like this, as he is now being picked up by Super Bowl contender the Buffalo Bills, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Freeman is needed depth for a Bills team that just lost their nominal starter Zack Moss to a playoff ending ankle injury. Freeman will likely battle it out with T.J. Yeldon and Taiwan Jones to be active on game day, when the Bills take on the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in the Divisional Round.

Freeman dealt with multiple injuries in his short time with the Giants, including ankle, hamstring and COVID-19. Freeman likely doesn’t have much time left in the league, so there’s no doubt he jumped at the chance to play with a contender.

He made just five appearances in 2020, carrying the ball 54 times for 172 yards (3.2 ypc) and catching 7-of-10 passes for 58 yards.