The Bills’ new 3-4 defense just essentially traded veteran linebackers.
Out is Kawika Mitchell, the star-crossed 30-year-old that hurt his foot at Wednesday’s practice. He was placed on injured reserve. It’s the second straight season Mitchell was knocked out by a serious injury. He was placed on I.R. after tearing his quadriceps early last year.
To take Mitchell’s place, the Bills signed veteran Akin Ayodele. The former Miami Dolphin is in the same mold of Andra Davis, who is slated to start in Buffalo. These are part-time fill-ins to keep the Bills respectable while they try to find young talent to fit their new scheme.