By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
John Davis – Signed by the Bills in 1989
Was it skill or luck? Either way, the Bills were happy to add John Davis to their roster just before their unparalleled run of success in the early 1990s.
Davis was an 11th-round pick of the Oilers in 1987. He spent two seasons in Houston playing as a reserve in several spots on the offensive lines as well as on special teams. Buffalo signed him as a Plan B free agent.
It took a year, but Davis slid into the starting lineup in 1990. The offensive line only allowed 27 sacks that season, and Davis proved to be a good-sized contributor. He remained a starter for the most part through 1994. Then Davis was exposed to the expansion draft in 1995. When he wasn’t taken, he was released. Football is often more of a business than a game, but Davis probably deserved a better exit. He didn’t play in the NFL again.
Here he takes a look at his college days:
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