Bills sign Aaron Corp, Hutch Eckerson to reserve/future contracts

2/14/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

With questions still remaining over two of their free agent quarterbacks –Tarvaris Jackson and Tyler Thigpen – as well as starter Ryan Fitzpatrick potentially hitting the chopping block, the Buffalo Bills could be looking up to three replacements at quarterback position this offseason. The Buffalo Bills added depth at the position at the least their very early 2013 camp roster by signing former undrafted free agent Aaron Corp, on Thursday.
The 23-year-old Aaron Corp re-joins the Buffalo Bills after a very brief stint during their offseason training program last year, before being cut to make room on the roster.
Aaron Corp began his collegiate career at USC, where he was behind quarterback Mark Sanchez (now with the New York Jets) on the depth chart. However, Aaron Corp transferred to Richmond after incoming freshman Matt Barkley beat him out for the open starting spot vacated by Mark Sanchez, who declared early for the NFL drafts. During his senior year in Richmond, Aaron Corp appeared in 11 games, throwing for 2,682 yards with 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The 6-3, 205-pound Aaron Corp, formerly featured as a dual-threat quarterback transitioned into a stoic pocket passer after suffering a series of injuries during college that affected his mobility and athleticism. Aaron Corp could land the third-string quarterback role once the Buffalo Bills settle on the rest of the depth chart.
The Buffalo Bills also signed free agent offensive lineman Hutch Eckerson. The former South Carolina starter Hutch Eckerson entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Charger in 2011, but was released ahead of the regular season. Hutch Eckerson ended up spending the 2012 training camp with the New Orleans Saints. The 6-6, 310-pound Hutch Eckerson primarily played at tackle during his collegiate career, while starting 23 games for the Gamecocks.
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