In the past two days the Bills have made two minor roster moves by releasing UDFA OL Paul Madsen and LB Garrick Williams in favor of WR Derek Session, and CB Isaiah Green. These are interesting moves to us because of how many bodies we already have at both CB and WR but the coaching staff must of seen something liked from Session and Green.
Session who signed yesterday is a big 6’0, 223 lbs WR/FB option. He fits the mold of the WR/TE/H-Back style that we have already seen Gailey utilize with David Nelson. Unlike Nelson, Session will be used less for his height and more for his potential speed mismatch (4.49 40 time). He has outstanding athleticism with vertical jump of 35” that would of placed him 5th among all TE’s at the combine. His 10 yard split (1.48) would have been the best, and his 3 Cone Drill (7.02) would have been 3rd. Session is coming of a so-so year of production in 2011 but if you go back and look at what he did as a junior in 2010 you see some impressive results as he hauled in 50 passes for 508 yards.
Isaiah Green is a former Fresno State CB who may be small in stature but is large in athletic ability. At 5’9, and 173 lbs there are concerns about his ability to play in the NFL, but anytime you run a 4.39 and can jump 37.5” into the air that’s going to turn some heads. He has further concerns about his hip flexibility given his slower 20 yard shuttle time (4.25) but with our transition to more zone schemes that concern becomes more neutralized. Green is a developmental guy who can come out and maybe give rookie WR TJ Graham some trouble with his speed.
In the end Session and Green are likely to be camp guys with athletic upside. They’ll need to make a mark both in positional drills and special teams to even earn a second look. Both are going into very crowded position groups which makes their battle to even see the field in the preseason all the more difficult.