Canadian citizenship eligible DB Taylor Rapp signs with Buffalo Bills

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The Buffalo Bills are adding a little Canadian flavour to their 2023 roster… sort of.

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Bills are signing defensive back Taylor Rapp to a one-year contract.

The six-foot, 208-pound Bellingham, Washington native was a second-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in the 2019 NFL Draft and spent the past four years with the team, amassing 296 total tackles, 18 pass knockdowns, nine interceptions, 1.5 sacks and one touchdown in 57 career games with the Rams. He earned over $6.2 million USD with LA.

He will join a Bills secondary that includes All-Pro calibre players Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde and Tre’Davious White.

The 25-year-old played three NCAA seasons for the University of Washington making 168 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, six pass knockdowns, six sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown in 39 games. Following his senior season with the Huskies, Rapp was named a second-team All-American as a safety.

Rapp’s father, Chris, was born and raised in Canada meaning his son is eligible for Canadian citizenship and therefore would be considered a National player should he ever attempt to play in the CFL.

Due to the Canadian roots in his background, Rapp is a player worth keeping an eye on. Should things not work out in Buffalo maybe he will find himself returning to his father’s home and native land.