Taylor Rapp calls Bills the “right situation and the right opportunity”

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Taylor Rapp signed a one-year deal with the Bills on Friday, 18 days after the legal tampering period began. Fifteen safeties changed teams in free agency before Rapp agreed to terms Monday.

“Definitely a lot of patience required throughout the whole process,” Rapp said during a news conference Friday, via Ryan O’Halloran of The Buffalo News. “Everyone’s free-agent process is a little different and unique. But, ultimately, I ended up in the right situation and the right opportunity and best fit for myself, my family and my future.”

He leaves the Rams after four seasons to join a talented Bills’ safeties room that includes Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. Both Hyde and Poyer will be 32 next season, though, and a neck injury limited Hyde to two games last season and Hoyer missed four games to injury.

“Obviously, this is a very special team, a very special defense and a very special back seven, especially the guys I’ll be joining in the room with Micah and Jordan – two great players,” Rapp said. “Just a great opportunity to come in here and contribute any way I can and just pick their brains and learn and soak up as much about the game as I can.”

Rapp has played 57 games with 48 starts in his career, totaling 216 tackles, nine interceptions, 23 passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

8 responses to “Taylor Rapp calls Bills the “right situation and the right opportunity”

  1. This was the one signing that suprised me, since Poyer is coming back. But it could be a really good one – both Hyde & Poyer are getting older. They need to start looking at the future.

    It’s a 1-year, but if he works out, they’ll likely keep him on. He’s a talented player.

  2. Good pickup by Beanne. 25 years old with starting experience. I like his more physical style of play. His father is Canadian and he remembers coming to Bills games as a kid.

  3. Can’t remember as a 9ER fan watch Jalen Ramsey blame him for coverage bust when outside looks in it felt like Ramsey’s fault

  4. “Can’t remember as a 9ER fan watch Jalen Ramsey blame him for coverage bust when outside looks in it felt like Ramsey’s fault”

    Yeah in 2019. Ramsey was new to the Rams and hadn’t won me over yet. It was 3rd and a mile and Ramsey was caught flat footed being too cool at the line, then he blamed Rapp. In 2021, in Baltimore, he actually punched Rapp on the field too. I like both players. Rapp is a solid hybrid LB/S, better closer to the line. Ramsey is the best CB to ever play for the Rams. Hands down. Won’t say much bad about either.

  5. Rams are notorious for not signing their DB’s and they replace them in the draft. The Rams letting him go was not a reflection on Rapp, as while he is not stellar in coverage, he can play. He will be a nice signing for the Bills and I wish him well.

  6. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    April 1, 2023 at 12:13 pm
    The division runs through Foxborough this year.

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    Yes everyone will run through the Pats as Belicheck finishes 0-6 in the division (maybe 1-5 if the Jets don’t land Aaron). What a nice swan song for Bill.

  7. Pats are gonna need a lot of Depends for all the runs that will be on the field in Foxborough… Doubtful we see anything solid slide out of that franchise anytime soon.

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