The Bills signed Archer in the hopes that the speedy back could help in the return game, but he has yet to report to the team after being claimed. By placing Archer on this list, the Bills are able to sign another player to their current 90-man roster without having to release Archer. He'll remain on the list until a resolution to his status with the team occurs.
The Buffalo Bills claimed Dri Archer off waivers Tuesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 Buffalo reports.
Jettisoned to waivers by the Jets on Monday, the Bills have swooped in to see if the burner can aid the return game, at the very least. Outside of 23 kick returns at a clip of 22.4 yards per attempt, Archer, a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, struggled to gain a foothold in his first two professional seasons with the Steelers. He'll look to buck the bust label in new climes.
Dri Archer has been released by the Jets, ESPN reports.
Selected by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Archer has yet to make good on his sub-4.3 speed, picking up just 63 yards on 17 offensive touches (seven catches). He also hasn't done much in the return game, which could represent his best opportunity to stick around in the NFL. It obviously isn't a good sign that he's already been released by two organizations.