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Bills sign ex-Lions LB Harold to one-year deal

The Buffalo Bills signed Eli Harold to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Harold has played linebacker throughout his career but the Bills listed him as a defensive end when they announced the signing.

The Detroit Lions acquired Harold in a trade with San Francisco during the 2018 preseason, and he became primarily a core special teams player last season while backing up Devon Kennard.

A third-round pick (79th overall) out of Virginia in 2015, Harold started 24 games over his first three seasons in San Francisco, making 93 tackles along with nine sacks between Detroit and the Niners.