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Former Steelers RB Dri Archer Fails To Report To Bills After Being Claimed

Dri Archer

There’s a good chance that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Dri Archer has decided to not peruse an NFL career moving forward as the former third-round draft pick out of Kent State was placed on the reserve/did not report list Wednesday by the Buffalo Bills after failing to report to the team after being claimed off waivers from the New York Jets.

It’s unclear as to why Archer has chosen not to report to the Bills. There could be other off-the-field personal issues that Archer is also dealing with that might have his arrival in Buffalo delayed.

By using the reserve/did not report designation, the Bills have the flexibility to use the roster spot for another player until the Archer’s situation is finally resolved. Should Archer’s situation continue to drag on, the Bills might just decide to waive him again.

Archer was drafted in the third round by the Steelers in 2014. While in Pittsburgh he played in 20 games and was used mostly in kickoff returns. The Steelers waived Archer in early November and he remained unemployed until after the 2015 season ended.

The Jets had signed Archer to a reserve/future contract in February.

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