A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign Tanner. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Bills have not announced the move.
Tanner spent the previous three seasons playing for Dallas. He fills a big hole in Buffalo after the Bills lost co-starters C.J. Spiller (collarbone) and Fred Jackson (groin) to injuries in a 17-16 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Tanner had 56 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and nine catches for 93 yards in 40 games with Dallas. He also has special teams experience.