Legursky signs with Buffalo
Former Marshall Thundering Herd offensive lineman Doug Legursky signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills after four years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Bills official website released the news Wednesday afternoon. Terms of the deal with the 26-year-old guard/center were not disclosed.
The offensive lineman told www.buffalobills.com that there was a "vibe" that attracted him to the team.
"They have an electricity here," he said. "They're an amped up coaching staff. I really think they're going to do well and I'm just glad to be a part of it and part of an organization that trusts me. They brought me in and hopefully they'll lead us to a championship."
Legursky, who played for the Thundering Herd after playing for Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008.
His first start came in Super Bowl XLV, a game the Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers.
In his four seasons in Pittsburgh, Legursky played in 50 games with 17 starts. He started three games in the 2012 season and played in all 16 contests.
The Bills website reported Legursky is expected to compete for a starting role at left guard. The position was vacated by the free agent departure of Andy Levitre.
"Nobody is in this league to be a backup," Legursky said. "Everybody wants to be on the field and contribute to wins."
Legursky turns 27 on Sunday, June 9.