Yarbrough signed a one-year contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
Yarbrough has averaged roughly 25 defensive snaps per game for the Bills over the past two seasons and was a no-brainer to keep around, given the low price tag that accompanies him as an exclusive-rights free agent.
The Bills extended a tender to Yarbrough, an exclusive rights free agent, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
While the level of Yarbrough's tender has yet to be disclosed, the point is that the reserve defensive end will stick with the Bills in 2019. The 25-year-old made 29 tackles without a sack across 15 games last season, playing 30 percent of defensive snaps in a rotational role.
Yarbrough was a healthy inactive for Sunday's finale against the Dolphins.
The Bills have been giving fellow defensive end Mike Love an audition lately with an eye on next season, which has come at Yarbrough's expense. After working his way from an undrafted free agent in 2017 to a roster spot last season, Yarbrough took a step back in 2018 in playing time and almost every statistical category, finishing with 29 tackles and no sacks as a reserve lineman. He may have to work hard this offseason to keep his spot on the active roster.
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 productive 2018 campaign.
Yarbrough, who missed Wednesday's practice due to a chest injury, practiced fully Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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 fill the void at defensive end.
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.
Yarbrough (chest) was limited for the second straight practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
The backup defensive end seems to be trending upward for Week 13. If he suits up Sunday, he'll likely serve in a rotational role behind starters Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson.
Yarbrough didn't practice Wednesday due to a chest injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
With Shaq Lawson benched for last Sunday's win over the Chiefs in a disciplinary matter, Yarbrough garnered the start at defensive end and apparently sustained an injury along the way. Even if Yarbrough falls back to super-sub duty Week 13 against the Patriots, the Bills could still benefit from his services as part of the team's defensive-line rotation.
Yarbrough (thigh) practiced fully Friday and does not have an injury designation for this week's game in Cincinnati.
Yarbrough will look to make his usual impact as a depth player, as the Bills -- the NFL's best scoring defense -- continue to use multiple personnel.
Yarbrough was listed as a limited participant Thursday with a thigh issue after practicing fully Wednesday.
While Yarbrough isn't in IDP territory yet, he's overcome a lot to land a spot on the roster and his high-motor ways have helped the Bills defense tremendously in a depth role this season. He sits at nine tackles and a sack, while he still seems on the better side of questionable for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
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