By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page
Derrick Dockery – Signed by the Bills in 2007
An Internet search for the Buffalo Bills’ worst free agent signings produces quite a few hits. Derrick Dockery is on everyone’s list.
Dockery was a third-round pick of the Redskins in 2003, and quickly moved into the lineup as a starting offensive lineman. He was huge at 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds. Then general manager Marv Levy of the Bills thought Dockery could make a difference.
Levy handed Dockery a seven-year contract worth $49 million, with a signing bonus of $18 million. That was considered a lot at the time for a guy who had never made a Pro Bowl. Dockery lasted two seasons with Buffalo before he was waived in Feb. 2009, as the Bills told him he didn’t fit in with a new blocking scheme. Dockery went back to Washington for two seasons and finished his career in Dallas.
Here he looks back on his career:
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