Jefferson signs one-year tender

Jefferson appeared in 11 games last year on injury-ravaged defense.

The Buffalo Bills re-signed restricted free agent, Jason Jefferson and two others Tuesday, on the first day of the team's voluntary off-season conditioning program.

The defensive tackle Jefferson signed a one-year tender with the Bills. As a restricted free agent he could have received an offer from another team with Buffalo having a chance to match. But after the free agent frenzy came and went, Jefferson stayed put.

The three-year pro made 11 tackles (seven solo) last season in 11 games, occasionally filling in on an injury-depleted defense. Jefferson, a former standout at Wisconsin, was drafted in the 2005 sixth round by New Orleans.

Considering Buffalo added defensive tackles Marcus Stroud and Spencer Johnson this offseason, it may be difficult for Jefferson to see as much action as he did last year. Also in the mix at DT are former first round pick, John McCargo, and '07 starter Kyle Williams.

In addition to Jefferson, cornerback Dustin Fox and wide receiver Scott Mayle were signed to exclusive rights tenders. Both were on the Bills' practice squad last year, as Fox appeared in five games. Recommended Stories

  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.