Bills sign Sam Acho; release Vlad Ducasse

Acho joins the Bills after being released by the Chicago Bears in March

Brayton Wilson
August 11, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn - USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills continue to shuffle their roster as they inch closer to the start of the 2019 season.

The team made a pair of moves on Sunday, bringing in defensive end Sam Acho as a free agent signing and releasing offensive guard Vlad Ducasse.

Acho joins the Bills after a recent four-year stint with the Chicago Bears. In his tenure with the Bears, Acho played in 51 games, picking up 98 combined tackles, 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Last season in Chicago, the 30-year-old played the first four games of the season before tearing a pectoral muscle and missing the rest of the year. In those four games, Acho picked up just one tackle.

He was released by the team back on March 5.

Acho started his career with the Arizona Cardinals as a fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Texas University. In his four seasons in Arizona, Acho played in 51 games with 32 starts, and collected 131 combined tackles, 13.0 sacks, three interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

Up to this point, Acho has spent his career as a linebacker lined up on the outside. However, the Bills are listing the ninth-year veteran as a defensive end.

As for Ducasse, the Bills released him just before his third season with the organization. In two seasons with Buffalo, Ducasse played in a total of 22 games, starting at guard in 19 of those contests.

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