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Bills do deal with linebacker Torbor

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Bills have agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Reggie Torbor, formerly of the Dolphins.  

The deal is for two years, though financial details haven’t been disclosed.
Mostly a special teamer in his career, Torbor made two starts last year for the Fins and was credited with 37 tackles.  He also picked off one pass and recorded a sack.
In Buffalo, Torbor will likely continue to focus on special teams while competing with Kawika Mitchell to be the Bills’ No. 3 inside linebacker.  Torbor’s experience in the 3-4 defense may give him the edge.
Paul Posluszny and Andra Davis figure to be locked in as the team’s starting inside linebackers.
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6 Responses to “Bills do deal with linebacker Torbor”
  1. nickholt87 says: Jun 5, 2010 4:18 PM

    Mitchell really just started moving around more today, I wonder if he’s not looking right after that quad injury.
    Does anybody know if Torbor is a Mike LB?

  2. EG says: Jun 5, 2010 4:36 PM

    nickholt87 says: June 5, 2010 4:18 PM
    Mitchell really just started moving around more today, I wonder if he’s not looking right after that quad injury.
    Does anybody know if Torbor is a Mike LB?
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    based on what the article is saying, he’s an inside LB
    this signing should be good for depth, as buffalo always has injury problems

  3. CanadianBillsFan says: Jun 5, 2010 5:30 PM

    based on what the article is saying, he’s an inside LB
    this signing should be good for depth, as buffalo always has injury problems
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    Your thinking the 4-3 with the Mike being the only inside ILB. In the 3-4 there are two ILB’s, the Mike and the Sam.
    The Mike is usually the run stuffer that goes and attacks the line while the Sam is more free flowing in open space.
    Buffalo already has two good Sams in Pozluszny and Mitchell, but only one good Mike in Davis. Meaning that unless Buffalo wants to relie on Arthur Moats being the primary Mike backup, they need ne more Mike.
    So basicly what nickholt87 was asking was “is Torbor a Mike or a Sam?” And judging by his size (245 lbs) and his sacks, I’d say Torbor is a Mike.

  4. william sizemore says: Jun 5, 2010 9:02 PM

    it didn’t work out for him in Miami, I hope he has a great year with the Bills. Bill

  5. phillyfinsfan says: Jun 5, 2010 10:09 PM

    Torbor is what he is, a good backup and special teams player. As a starter he’s not a playmaker or a solid player. He’ll give you some good downs but can be exposed if the opposing offense gets him into matchups that he physically and mentally can not handle. (ie, covering a TE, taking on a lineman in space).

  6. nickholt87 says: Jun 6, 2010 11:26 AM

    Thanks CanadianBillsFan, that is exactly what I was asking

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