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Bills add ex-Eagles linebacker Marcus Dowtin

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The Bills have been assigned ex-Eagles linebacker Marcus Dowtin on waivers, BuffaloBills.com reported on Friday.

The Eagles waived Dowtin and three other players on Thursday, including linebacker Ryan Rau, whom the Browns claimed Friday.

The 6-2, 226-pound Dowtin had stints with the Jets and Eagles a season ago. Mike Pettine, who was the Jets’ defensive coordinator in 2012, now holds the same position in Buffalo.

Dowtin could compete for a reserve role on defense as well as a niche as a special teams contributor. He had four special teams tackles (two solo, two assists) in his three games with the Jets in the 2012 regular season. The Jets listed him as a third-string “Mike” linebacker — the role David Harris plays in the club’s 3-4 scheme.

Dowtin played collegiately at Georgia (2008-2010) and North Alabama (2011). The Jets signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was fined for hitting Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore in the head in a game with the Jets in October.

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8 Responses to “Bills add ex-Eagles linebacker Marcus Dowtin”
  1. thesteelers says: Apr 12, 2013 6:52 PM

    This should put them over the top.

  2. bgm9876 says: Apr 12, 2013 7:00 PM

    that was a bad idea, he isnt that good. now i hope they draft a QB now that they pick up everybody else and not QBs theyre franchise stinks. there going to do horrible this year again. ide rather watch the pats and there idiots than watch the bills. they just should have kept chan. there idea of picking up kevin kolb stunk.

  3. EJ says: Apr 12, 2013 8:01 PM

    bgm9876 says: Apr 12, 2013 7:00 PM

    that was a bad idea, he isnt that good. now i hope they draft a QB now that they pick up everybody else and not QBs theyre franchise stinks. there going to do horrible this year again. ide rather watch the pats and there idiots than watch the bills. they just should have kept chan. there idea of picking up kevin kolb stunk.

    The Bills probably picked him up to be a special teamer, which they need since not resigning Corey McIntyre. Other than that, maybe some reserve LB when Sheppard, Lawson or Bradham need a breather. Its not a bad move, just a move. No need to lose your marbles. Go Bills!

  4. ameilius says: Apr 12, 2013 10:00 PM

    Pettine likes certain guys, he has my trust until proven otherwise – same goes for the Bills and the new staff etc — being a long time fan, I’m not expecting much to soften the blow if we dont do anything…. but something feels good about this year.

    We shall see….

    ps – I want Manuel

  5. skoobyfl says: Apr 12, 2013 10:03 PM

    Superbowl!!!

  6. morganstan100 says: Apr 13, 2013 7:52 AM

    @thesteelers says:
    Apr 12, 2013 6:52 PM
    This should put them over the top.

    Your sarcasm is matched only by the terror you must be feeling knowing that the Steelers will be lucky to go 5-11 ONLY if they beat the Bills.

  7. dabillsrule says: Apr 13, 2013 1:00 PM

    From Buffalo to Foxborough down to Miami back up to New Jersey, is Bills territory!
    #suckitrestofAFCeast

  8. lrjets says: Apr 13, 2013 8:18 PM

    bgm9876 says:Apr 12, 2013 7:00 PM

    that was a bad idea, he isnt that good. now i hope they draft a QB now that they pick up everybody else and not QBs theyre franchise stinks. there going to do horrible this year again. ide rather watch the pats and there idiots than watch the bills. they just should have kept chan. there idea of picking up kevin kolb stunk.

    How do you like our country so far?

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