Hawthorne appears to have avoided any kind of devastating injury to his hand, according to coach Rex Ryan. The 31-year-old will hope to get back to full health in order to secure his spot on the
Hawthorne joins the Bills after playing in New Orleans the past four seasons. Last year, he recorded 33 tackles and three forced fumbles while playing in 11 games. Buffalo currently has seven linebackers held out of practice due to injury, which is likely the reason the Bills signed Hawthorne on the same day as they signed fellow linebacker Brandon Spikes. Hawthorne will slide in at inside linebacker and has a decent chance at making the final roster.