Bills sign Efe Obada

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The Bills have provided a new home for several former Panthers players since head coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane made the move from Carolina to Buffalo and that list grew on Wednesday.

The team announced that defensive end Efe Obada has agreed to a one-year deal with the team.

Obada began playing football in London and had stints with the Cowboys, Chiefs, and Falcons before landing with the Panthers in 2017 as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program. He became the first player from that program to make a 53-man roster the next year.

Obada appeared in 42 games over the last three seasons and ended his time with the Panthers with a 5.5-sack season in 2020. He had 50 tackles, 7.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries during his time in Carolina.

5 responses to “Bills sign Efe Obada

  1. I was hoping for one of the higher rated DE’s, but I can see what Beane is doing. Given the cap space this year, he’s building depth & adding to the rotation. Obada played well last year and likely still hasn’t hit his ceiling.

    The pass rush has improved. It won’t be a world beater, but w/ that offense they just need it to be solid.

  2. At last BBB’s blood oath to the football gods has been refreshed and a former Panther has been signed, guaranteeing Buffalo one more year of prosperity!

  3. With the return of Star Lotulelei to the 1 Tech DT spot, Ed Oliver will be freed up to add more pressure from the Middle of the line. The DEs will see a lot more one on one blocks and should be more effective as a result. The Bills don’t necessarily need the high end DEs to add more pressure .

  4. Good pick up here … I personally saw him at training camp as the first guy on the field and the last to leave every day! A true professional and will outwork anyone on the roster. Hated to see him leave. Good luck Efe!

  5. People can make jokes about all the Panthers that have come to Buffalo since McDermott and Beane have arrived. But a .580 winning percentage and making the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years is no joke.

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