Tashard Choice will return to the Bills in 2012 as a valuable backup to RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.
The Buffalo Bills have announced the re-signing of free agent running back Tashard Choice. Financial terms have not been disclosed, but it's likely Choice received a contract that is similar to the one-year deals that wide receivers Ruvell Martin and Derek Hagan signed earlier in the offseason.
An excited Choice took to his Twitter account to reveal the news.
Tashard Choice @tchoice23
It's official. I'll be a Buffalo Bill this year. I wanna thank God, the organization, family, friends and fans. Hit the ground running.
Following Fred Jackson's season-ending leg injury, Choice totaled 70 yards rushing and a touchdown on 23 carries. He added seven catches for 51 yards in six games.
Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who signed a new contract of his own on March 5, also chimed in.
Glad Bills re-signed @tchoice23. He's got a Great Attitude during practice, games, locker room, and throughout the season last year.
According to BuffaloBills.com:
"The 5-10, 210-pound Georgia Tech product has recorded 1,216 rushing yards on 279 carries with nine touchdowns and 72 receptions for 550 yards in 61 games with four starts in his career. Bills head coach Chan Gailey coached Choice during his college career at Georgia Tech."
Choice was selected by Dallas in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL draft (No. 122 overall). In parts of four seasons with the Cowboys, he produced solid numbers in a reserve role, with 1,139 yards rushing, eight TDs and nearly 500 yards receiving.