Sam Acho Signs as Free Agent with Buffalo Bills

Updated: Aug 23, 2019


The Buffalo Bills welcome 2010 Wuerffel Trophy recipient Sam Acho (photo BuffaloBills.com)

2010 Wuerffel Trophy recipient Sam Acho has a new home as it was announced he signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills.


Acho played the last four seasons for the Chicago Bears appearing in 51 games with 25 starts. He is coming off a torn pectoral muscle injury suffered last October that landed him on injured reserve with the Bears as he missed the last 11 games of the season.


Off the field, Acho was named the Bears’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2016 and 2017.


Originally a fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2011, Acho has recorded 17 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and three interceptions in his career.

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