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2 undrafteds make it

Posted by Chris Brown on September 3, 2011 – 4:52 pm

For the eighth time in the last 10 years an undrafted rookie free agent has made Buffalo’s 53-man roster. Two such players did it this year.

OLB Robert Eddins and TE Zack Pianalto both made the 53-man roster today for Buffalo.

“Eddins showed up a lot,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “He did a great job.  He showed up on defense, in games, in practice and on special teams, he did a lot of things very well.  We were encouraged by what he may be able to develop into at some point in time. 

“Zack is the same way.  Zack Pianalto showed some flashes.  He nursed that hamstring for a long time. But we saw enough glimpses and flashes and got a feel for his demeanor towards the game that we thought he would be a positive force in the future.”

Eddins had a strong training camp and preseason, which included two sacks, which he logged against Denver and Jacksonville. Pianalto had six catches for 59 yards in the preseason and joins fellow UNC alums Da’Norris Searcy and Johnny White on the opening day roster.

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