The Buffalo Bills today announced the team agreed to terms with safety Colt Anderson and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Anderson comes to Buffalo after spending the past two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. The 5-10, 195-pound University of Montana product originally entered the NFL in 2009 as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings before going on to join the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010. Anderson, 30, has started seven of 77 career games played, consistently making contributions on special teams throughout his career - accumulating 53 solo and five assisted special teams tackles.
Alexander joins the Bills after spending the 2015 season with the Oakland Raiders. The 6-1, 245-pound University of California product originally entered the NFL in 2006 with the Carolina Panthers before going on to spend time with the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals, in addition to the Raiders, during his nine NFL seasons. Alexander, 32, has started 16 of 127 career games, accumulating 126 tackles, nine sacks, 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles on defense to go along with 52 solo and 15 assisted special teams tackles. Alexander earned Pro Bowl honors in 2012 for his special teams efforts.
The Buffalo Bills recently announced their 2016 preseason schedule. Buffalo will host the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants at Ralph Wilson Stadium in weeks one and two of the preseason before traveling to face the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions in weeks three and four.
Buffalo will open its 2016 preseason schedule when it welcomes Indianapolis to Ralph Wilson Stadium in week one. The matchup will mark the eighth preseason meeting between the two teams and first since 2013, when the Bills and Colts opened the preseason in Indianapolis.
The Bills will then host the New York Giants, the first preseason matchup between the two teams since 2014, when the Bills and Giants squared off in Canton in the annual Hall of Fame game. The matchup will mark the sixth time the Bills have met the Giants in preseason play.
Buffalo will head to Washington in week three for the team's 16th preseason meeting and first preseason matchup since the Bills traveled to Washington in 2013.
The Bills will close out their preseason schedule on the road versus the Detroit Lions in week four. The two teams will meet for the 15th consecutive year in an exhibition game and for the 36th time in preseason history.
2016 season ticket information is available through www.buffalobills.com, by phone at 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257), or in person by visiting the Bills ticket office at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Specific dates and times of the team's 2016 preseason schedule will be announced at a later date.