NFL Playoffs: Bills sign former NY Giants RB to replace Zack Moss

Devonta Freeman #31 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Devonta Freeman #31 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

Former NY Giants running back Devonta Freeman has signed with the Buffalo Bills, ahead of Sunday’s AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens

The Buffalo Bills signed former NY Giants running back Devonta Freeman Tuesday, to replace injured running back Zackary Moss ahead of this weekend’s clash with the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs.

Freeman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus announced the news via Twitter Tuesday morning.

Freeman, 28, was signed by the Giants in the aftermath of Saquon Barkley tearing his ACL in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears and appeared in five games before suffering injuries to his hamstring and a high-ankle sprain that cut his regular season short in Week 7.

During his time with the Giants, Freeman rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown, while averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry.

The Bills hope Freeman can add quality depth along with Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon.

The Giants released Freeman with an injury settlement last week, primarily to give him a chance to latch on with a playoff team that could be facing an injury or COVID-19 issues at running back, to chase a Lombardi Trophy.

Buffalo hosts the Ravens, who held the Tennessee Titans and rushing champion Derrick Henry to just 40 yards rushing last weekend, in an 8:15 kickoff at Bills Stadium on Saturday night.

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