Greg Van Roten, who was released by the Jets last month, is staying in the AFC East.
The veteran guard and former Chaminade High School star signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on Monday. Van Roten spent the past two seasons with the Jets, appearing in 30 games, including 23 starts.
Van Roten, 32, was waived after the Jets claimed former Eagles offensive lineman Nate Herbig off waivers in May.
The Jets signed Van Roten to a three-year, $10.5 million contract in 2020 when general manager Joe Douglas started rebuilding the offensive line. Van Roten, who grew up in Baldwin and Rockville Centre, lost his starting right guard job last season after the Jets acquired Laurent Duvernay-Tardif at the trade deadline.
Last month, coach Robert Saleh said the Jets would love to have Van Roten back but added that Van Roten had opportunities to play elsewhere. Van Roten adds depth at offensive line for the Bills, a Super Bowl contender.
Van Roten, undrafted out of the University of Pennsylvania, began his NFL career in 2012 with the Packers. After playing in Canada, he spent three seasons with the Panthers before signing with the Jets.