ORCHARD PARK Anthony Barr Jersey , N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed defensive end Nate Orchard in an ongoing bid to upgrade their pass rush after an embarrassing season-opening loss at Baltimore.
The Bills also announced Monday they have released defensive tackle Adolphus Washington, the team’s 2016 third-round draft pick.
Orchard had five sacks in 34 games over the previous three seasons with Cleveland. He was selected by the Browns in the second round of the 2015 draft and cut by Cleveland on Sept. 1.
The move comes a day after Buffalo’s defense struggled by giving up six touchdowns and sacked Ravens starter Joe Flacco once in a 47-3 loss at Baltimore. It was the second-most lopsided loss in Bills history.
Washington started 21 games over his first two seasons but became the odd-man out as part of an offseason overhaul. Buffalo signed veteran defensive tackle Star Lotulelei in free agency and selected Stanford’s Harrison Phillips in this year’s draft.
Buffalo hosts the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
The Mets march on in their difficult season a day after learning general manager Sandy Alderson had effectively stepped down because his cancer has returned. Officially, Alderson will take a leave of absence, but he said Tuesday that he was essentially ending his tenure both for his health and because he doesn’t think he’s been successful enough to continue. Assistant general manager John Ricco and special assistants J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya will run the club’s baseball operations in Alderson’s absence. Minaya preceded Alderson as Mets general manager, and Ricciardi was GM of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2001-09.
CAIN NOT ABLE
Lorenzo Cain is missing the chance to face his former teammates this week due to a left groin strain. The Brewers center fielder was placed on the disabled list Tuesday Deion Jones Jersey , just as Milwaukee opened a series against Kansas City. Cain left the Royals last offseason for an $80 million, five-year deal with the Brewers, and he’s batting .291 with eight homers, 48 RBIs, 16 stolen bases and an .832 OPS for the NL Central leaders.
Madison Bumgarner is one strikeout shy of 1 Stefon Diggs Jersey ,500 for his career going into a start against Colorado. The Giants ace will appear in his 239th game, making him the fourth-fastest left-hander to reach 1,500 Ks in the live-ball era, according to stats. This will be Bumgarner’s fifth start this season, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.20 ERA.
Indians rookie Shane Bieber is off to a strong start and gets his first interleague test in a game against St. Louis. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA through three starts Kai Forbath Jersey , including seven scoreless innings against Detroit last time out. Bieber has 22 strikeouts and three walks in 18 1/3 innings after walking just 18 batters in 274 career minor league innings. The Cardinals will counter with another promising young righty, Jack Flaherty (3-2, 2.50).
Dallas Keuchel (4-8, 3.90) has been the weakest link in Houston’s rotation – which says more about the Astros than Keuchel – but he’s been sharp of late. Over his past two starts, he’s thrown 12 innings without allowing an earned run Vinny Curry Jersey , and now he’ll face a Toronto team that struck out 13 times against Charlie Morton in a 7-0 loss Tuesday to Houston.
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