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Cyrus Kouandjio | Tackle | #71

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 322
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (44) / BUF
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Bills waived OT Cyrus Kouandjio.
The No. 44 pick in the 2014 draft, Kouandjio lost the last of his support when GM Doug Whaley was fired. Kouandjio had hip surgery after a mysterious home incident in January and then had an even more bizarre run-in with police in April where he was found naked in a field climbing over an electric fence before crying "shoot me!" The Bills drafted new RT Dion Dawkins in the second round. May 24 - 10:14 AM

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Bills coach Sean McDermott said OT Cyrus Kouandijo (hip) is "on track."

It's not much of an update, but at least Kouandijo seems to be heading in the right direction. He's still rehabbing from offseason hip surgery but should be close to full strength by training camp. Kouandijo earned PFF's No. 29 tackle grade out of 76 qualifiers last season.
May 12 - 2:58 PM

Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio had a Tuesday run-in with police where he was not arrested.

Skipping voluntary workouts, Kouandjio was found "not fully clothed" in a field after "climbing over an electric fence." When approached by police, Kouandjio yelled "shoot me!" Clearly, he was not in his right mind. He was held for observation then released without incident. Recovering from surgery after a bizarre January accident in his home, Kouandjio is the Bills' swing tackle/potential right tackle.
Apr 20 - 1:16 PM

Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio has undergone hip surgery after an incident in his home, and will miss the entire offseason program.

Kouandjio, a 6-foot-7, 322 pound man in his athletic prime, apparently fell in his home. Headed into the final year of his rookie contract, the 2014 second-rounder started the final three games of the season at left tackle as Cordy Glenn dealt with a back injury. He's a potential 2017 option at right tackle, though this complicates matters. Kouandjio's career has been marked by ineffectiveness.
Jan 26 - 2:45 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said he would be disappointed if Cyrus Kouandjio did not win the right tackle job.

A 2014 second-round pick, Kouandjio entered his first two offseasons as the favorite to start at right tackle, but he lost out both times to Seantrel Henderson. With Henderson battling Crohn's disease, Kouandjio should get another shot this year, but he is second-favorite to Jordan Mills for the job. The Buffalo News has called this a "make-or-break" year for Kouandjio's Bills career.
Source: ESPN
Tue, May 24, 2016 09:30:00 AM

The Buffalo News suggests 2014 second-round OT Cyrus Kouandjio is entering a "make-or-break" year with the Bills.

The 44th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Kouandjio earned just two starts in his second NFL season, though he did grade out positively at Pro Football Focus. In training camp, Kouandjio will be among the contenders for Buffalo's right tackle vacancy. Jordan Mills is the favorite. Seantrel Henderson projects to be in the mix depending on his recovery from Crohn's disease.
Sun, May 22, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio (knee) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Dolphins.

Kouandjio was not on the injury report this week, so being completely ruled out on Saturday is not a great sign. Seantrel Henderson (concussion, probable) will be back to start at right tackle.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Cyrus Kouandjio "has seen significantly more time" at right tackle than Seantrel Henderson during OTAs.

Kouandjio spent 2014 behind Henderson, but the Bills view him as the better fit under Greg Roman. Henderson has been getting the majority of his reps as the second-team left tackle and could be reduced to a swing role. It’s possible Buffalo views Henderson as contract-year LT Cordy Glenn’s replacement.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Bills RT Cyrus Kouandjio has been getting the majority of first-team reps at OTAs.

Kouandjio has a clean slate under Buffalo's new coaching staff after a lost rookie season. The Bills are letting him compete for the right tackle job, where his power-blocking profiles as a better fit in OC Greg Roman's scheme. A 2014 second-round pick, Kouandjio could push incumbent RT Seantrel Henderson to a swing role with a strong training camp.
Wed, May 27, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Bills.com’s Chris Brown believes Cyrus Kouandjio "will be given every opportunity" to remain at right tackle.

Kouandjio was active for one game (zero snaps) as a rookie. At 6'7/322, he profiles as a strong fit for OC Greg Roman's run-heavy scheme and could be a candidate to start over incumbent RT Seantrel Henderson. Depending on what the Bills do in the draft, Kouandjio may also compete at one of the guard spots.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said OT Cyrus Kouandjio could be moved to guard.

A second-round pick, Kouandjio appeared in just one game after losing out to Seantrel Henderson for the right tackle job. With Kraig Urbik a candidate for release and Erik Pears a free agent, Kouandjio could be a starting option at one of the interior line spots in 2015.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Bills rookie OT Cyrus Kouandjio has been taking "a lot of reps" as the starting right guard this week in practice.

Notoriously tight-lipped coach Doug Marrone said Kouandjio "absolutely might" be active against the Chiefs. The Bills current RG Erik Pears has been a disaster this season, so it is conceivable Buffalo is looking for a change. Kouandjio has yet to play a snap this season.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Bills rookie OT Cyrus Kouandjio has been getting reps at guard in practice.

Kouandjio has yet to be active this season. "We do have (Kouandjio) playing some guard," coach Doug Marrone said Thursday. "We did move him in there, so he’s playing guard on the scout team and we’re working on developing him." The Bills have one of the league's worst offensive lines, with RT Seantrel Henderson getting dominated, and the entire guard corps struggling. Getting reps on the interior is an easy way for Kouandjio to make himself more valuable.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 06:27:00 PM

Bills rookie RT Cyrus Kouandjio was reportedly "dominated" in Wednesday's joint practice with the Steelers.

The whole Buffalo offensive line apparently looked like garbage. OL coach Pat Morris called out Kouandjio during the OL vs. DL drill by saying, "You might as well be Venus de Milo." Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue in Paris. Kouandjio has been getting whipped by opposing pass rushers. Once viewed as the favorite at right tackle, Kouandjio will be lucky to earn the swing tackle job.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 06:56:00 PM

According to WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia, rookie OT Cyrus Kouandjio "has not been the player the team was expecting when they selected him in the second round" of May's draft.

Buscaglia reports Kouandjio has been outplayed by both incumbent RT Erik Pears and seventh-round pick Seantrel Henderson. Kouandjio seemed to be penciled in to Buffalo's starting right tackle job when he was drafted, but Pears appears to be comfortably ahead of him on the depth chart. Kouandjio could also fall behind Henderson when LT Cordy Glenn (illness) gets cleared.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 03:46:00 PM

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