Jordan Phillips signs with Bills

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After defensive tackle Jordan Phillips was released by the Cardinals on Wednesday, he put up a social media post that suggested he was looking to return to the Bills.

Phillips got what he wanted on Thursday. The Bills announced that Phillips has signed a one-year deal with the team.

Phillips was with the Bills in 2018 and 2019 before leaving for a three-year deal in Arizona. He had 9.5 sacks in his final season with Buffalo, but only played in 18 games over his two seasons with the Cardinals.

The Bills have also struck deals with defensive linemen Tim Settle and DaQuan Jones in free agency, but the biggest news on defense in Buffalo remains the signing of linebacker Von Miller.

15 responses to “Jordan Phillips signs with Bills

  1. The “#1 defense” last year was a bit of a mirage. They were not the best D in the league, and the line in particular was pretty middlin’.

    They might be a true #1 D in the upcoming year. I’m pretty surprised by all of these moves; I thought the Bills would be quiet in the 1st week of FA.

  2. Art form work going on by Brandon Beane. He remade that D line in a day, and are much better on paper already. He even had time to sign OJ Howard so now they have two actual TE’s.

  3. Agreed on the #1 D ranking being misleading last season. That won’t be case this season.

  4. The Bills couldn’t stop the run last year. If they improve the run defense it will help. But I get a feeling the young QBs in AFC East will take a step forward and games will be shootouts. The improved run defense won’t make much difference for the Bills.

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 17, 2022 at 3:54 pm
    The Bills couldn’t stop the run last year. If they improve the run defense it will help. But I get a feeling the young QBs in AFC East will take a step forward and games will be shootouts. The improved run defense won’t make much difference for the Bills.
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    Not going to disagree there. The Bills LB’s are built to cover and go sideline to sideline, not really stop the run. Matt Milano is one of the best LB’s in pass coverage in league and plays tons of snaps, but stopping the run …not so much. That being said, Jordan Phillips had the best year of his career in this system as a rotational DT. It is a good pick up after the loss of Harrison Phillips

  6. The Bills have drafted three DE’s in the first or second round of the draft two years running, and they now have Von Miller as a mentor. I don’t think Mac Jones will be facing forward long enough for a “shootout”.

  7. The Cardinals need Dline guys but had no interest in keeping or restructuring Phillips. Be warned, Buffalo.

  8. Cardinal fan here. He barely played and when he did play he was terrible. We probably have the worst defensive line in the NFL. I thought they were going to cut him before the first playoff game.

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