Torbor, a six-year NFL veteran, agreed to terms with the Bills on Saturday, preparing to join a team intent on adding players familiar with the 3-4 defense Buffalo is introducing this season. The move was announced by coach Chan Gailey.
The contract is for two years according to a person familiar with deal, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the Bills do not reveal contract terms.
Gailey was excited about adding a player who knows the defense, and has the versatility to play both the inside and outside linebacker positions. Gailey also noted that Torbor spent the past two seasons in Miami coached by George Edwards, who was hired as the Bills defensive coordinator this offseason.
Torbor, the Giants' fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft out of Auburn, has been used mostly as a backup and played his first four seasons with New York. The 29-year-old is listed at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, and became expendable in Miami after the team balked at paying a $3 million salary Torbor was due this season.
Torbor's addition gives the Bills 15 linebackers, a group that includes Aaron Schobel, who has spent the offseason at his home in Texas contemplating retirement. Second on the Bills list in career sacks, Schobel spent his first nine seasons in Buffalo playing defensive end, but would make the switch to linebacker in the 3-4 scheme.
Torbor has 22 starts in 94 career games. He was credited with 37 tackles and one sack in 16 games, including two starts, with the Dolphins last season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.