The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a deal with former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rod Streater.
The Buffalo Bills have made a series of moves on Wednesday, including the signing of former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rod Streater to their offense.
We’ve signed WR Rod Streater and TE Wes Saxton.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 24, 2017
Streater signed with the Chiefs just last spring but failed to ever take the field for them in the regular season. In the spring, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey grabbed Streater on a cheap one-year deal that was praised at the time for being a solid buy-low option that could reap dividends for the Chiefs, who at the time lacked a speedy downfield threat. Of course, no one could see then what Tyreek Hill would provide for the Chiefs on the field, so Streater seemed like a solid veteran option who couldn’t quite stay healthy enough to earn a long-term deal.
Dorsey traded away Streater in September, just before the season began and as roster cuts were due, to the San Francisco 49ers. Streater appeared in all 16 games for the Niners but only started two of them and found limited targets even in a depleted offense. He finished the season with only 18 catches for 191 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns for the 49ers.
In Buffalo, Streater will once again hope to provide a young offense with a downfield threat while staying healthy. In 2013, Streater caught 60 passes for 888 yards for the Oakland Raiders, as he showed what he can do when targeted.