Bills sign WR Kerley, DT Palepoi

Both players ink one-year deals with the team

Sal Capaccio
April 16, 2018 - 9:48 am

Photo: Ken Blaze - USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have signed wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and defensive tackle Tenny Palepoi to one-year deals, the team announced Monday.


The 27-year-old Palepoi signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014, then stuck with the team for four years. He played 44 games for the Chargers, all as a reserve. He missed all of 2015 with a fractured foot. The 6' 2'', 300-pounder was a college teammate of new Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei at Utah. Palepoi recorded his first and only career sack last season. He’s recorded 53 total tackles in the three seasons he's been healthy and played. Palepoi was suspended four games on December 12, 2016 for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Kerley was selected in the fifth round with the 153rd overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. After spending five years there, he then spent time with the Lions, 49ers, and had a second stint with the Jets. The 29-year old has caught 268 passes for 3,109 yards through his seven-year NFL career. On November 6, 2017, the 5' 9", 188-pound Kerley was suspended for four games due to a PED violation.

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