Bills Trade for Lerentee McCRAY


Today marks the first visit by the “Turk” to One Bills Drive. But the Bills didn’t wait to start shuffling their roster. Doug Whaley made a trade with Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers for outside linebacker Lerentee McCRAY.

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As you can see he has some pretty intriguing measurables. He has played on some really good defenses the last couple years, having played 24 regular season games with the Denver Broncos. While in Denver, McCRAY was part of their 2nd group of rushers in 2015. He and Shaq Barrett teamed up to become a very good tandem behind Demarcus Ware and Von Miller. But seeing as how the Broncos drafted Shane Ray in the first round of the 2015 draft, the Broncos decided not to tender McCRAY. The fourth-year player registered 2 sacks, 1 QB hit, 8 QB hurries, 18 tackles and 16 stops in Denver (per Pro Football Focus).

McCRAY was signed by Green Bay in the offseason where he played 44 snaps this preseason. McCRAY contributed 1 sack, 1 QB hit, 3 QB hurries, 1 tackle and 3 stops in 44 snaps. But he was again buried on the depth chart. My guess is that the Packers were going to cut him and the Bills wanted first dibs at him so they ponied up a conditional 7th round pick (ESPN).

According to Pro Football Focus McCRAY’s snap count breakdown for his career are as follows: 48.6% pass rush, 36.6% run defense and 14.9% in pass coverage. For a team that struggled to get after the QB in 2015, expect McCRAY to possibly be used to in certain situations pass rushing situations.

Take a look at some of his highlights. ***If you have trouble viewing, open in YouTube.***



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