Yarbrough signed his restricted free-agent tender with Buffalo on Monday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Yarbrough began turning heads in Buffalo's front office during last year's preseason. Following the strong showing, the 24-year-old pass rusher earned a spot on the 53-man roster where he saw action in all 16 regular-season games. If he's able to build off last season's success, Yarbrough could be in for a breakout 2018 campaign.
With Shaq Lawson placed on injured reserve, Yarbrough is in line to start at defensive tackle along with veteran Kyle Williams, though Ryan Davis will be sprinkled in for certain packages.
Yarbrough won't practice Wednesday due to an unspecified injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
The Bills should provide more information on the extent of Yarbrough's injury once Wednesday's practice concludes, but the assumption is that he's still nursing a chest issue, which kept him on the injury report leading up to Sunday's loss to New England. Yarbrough ended up suiting up in the contest and recorded three tackles across 37 snaps, and if health prevails, he could see an even heftier workload Week 14 against the Colts. Shaq Lawson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, leaving Yarbrough first in line to start at defensive end in his stead.
Yarbrough is expected to get the first crack at starting at defensive end in place of Shaq Lawson (ankle), who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Yarbrough will primarily face competition from Ryan Davis for the starting nod at the defensive end spot opposite Jerry Hughes. Even with his snap count on the rise, Yarbrough has a modest 18 tackles and one sack on the season, so there wouldn't seem to be much IDP upside to mine here.
Yarbrough (chest) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Patriots.
Yarbrough was unable to practice as a full participant throughout the week due to a chest injury, but he'll ultimately be able to suit up Sunday after logging limited sessions on Thursday and Friday. He's slated to provide depth at defensive end behind Shaq Lawson and Jerry Hughes per usual.
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|