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Former Jaguars LB Kirk Morrison now on the Bills

The Buffalo Bills recently reached an agreement with former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Kirk Morrison. Morrison, acquired from the Oakland Raiders in a trade during the draft, started all 16 games at middle linebacker for the Jaguars last season. His contract expired and the Jaguars let him walk, upgrading the position with former Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny.

Morrison was picked up after Bills ILB Reggie Torbor went down with an injury and was placed on injured reserve. It's a solid pick-up by Buffalo as a stop-gap player on the inside, but I'm really not sure how Morrison will fit as a 3-4 inside backer. In his time in Jacksonville, he wasn't very good at shedding blocks or in run support. Not only that, but he was very suspect in coverage. While Morrison was a tackle machine and hardly ever missed a tackle, the problem was all of his tackles came after gains of yardage in coverage. In a 3-4, Morrison is going to have to worry about taking on offensive lineman at times and I imagine he'll struggle shedding those blocks. There's a reason the Jaguars went for Posluszny hard in free agency rather than bring back Morrison who knew the system.