PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali is a member of the Buffalo Bills after passing his physical, and will address the media for the first time since breaking New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw during a locker-room altercation.
OFFICIAL: The Bills have claimed linebacker IK Enemkpali.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 12, 2015
The Bills announced Enemkpali will issue a statement at the team’s training camp facility in Rochester on Thursday afternoon.
The Bills claimed the second-year player off of waivers on Wednesday, a day after he was released by the Jets because he hit Smith with a sucker punch.
In Buffalo, he is reunited with Bills coach Rex Ryan, who coached the Jets last season.
"I feel in my heart that this young man will be successful for us.”
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 13, 2015
Though Enemkpali has not yet practiced with the Bills, Ryan is still considering making him active for Buffalo’s preseason opener against Carolina on Friday night.
By JOHN WAWROW
AP Sports Writer