Bills claim Jordan Phillips, cut Robert Thomas

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The Bills claimed defensive tackle Jordan Phillips off waivers from the Dolphins, the team announced Wednesday. They cut defensive tackle Robert Thomas to make room.

Miami made Phillips a second-round pick in 2015. He started 26 games in his first three seasons with the Dolphins but had become a rotational defensive tackle this season.

He played 25 snaps in the loss to the Patriots, behind Akeem Spence, Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor at the position, and sounded off on the sideline during the game.

Phillips made 63 tackles, 5.5 sacks and an interception in his career with the Dolphins.

Thomas played two games with the Bills this season. He also has spent time with Washington, Miami, Carolina, Seattle and the Giants.

10 responses to “Bills claim Jordan Phillips, cut Robert Thomas

  1. I can’t say that’s a bad move – but Bill’s Buddy Boy Brandon Beane should be signing and waiving offensive linemen on an hourly basis while McDermott, Daboll, and the O-line coach do the related personnel assessments. If they don’t, Josh Allen won’t last the season.

  2. It’s good to see they’re trying to improve the defense. They might think of a receiver etc for offense.

  3. Beanie picks and trades on defense look pretty good so far. Decent defensive drafts, good signings and the unit is coming together. Losing the Olineman cant be blamed on him, tough break there. The handling of the offense is suspect at best. Bottom licking in the WR pool hasn’t worked out. Benjamin is a total bust and I’d actually rather have the unproven rookies play to see if one of them can blossom. With limited weapons, and limited is a stretch, I can’t expect much from Allen. Be interesting to see if he looks more composed this week at home. At Minny he looked fine, in control and composed. Against the Pack he was nervous in the pocket all day. Let’s see how he rallies from a terrible performance last week. A good game from him will be a great sign going forward.

  4. There’s a reason that no one in Miami is shedding any tears about Phillips being cut. He’d make 1 good play and then disappear for about 10. Same knock he had in college: effort. Good luck with him!

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