The rise of Jordan Phillips

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The rise of Jordan Phillips
The rise of Jordan Phillips

When the Buffalo Bills drafted talented defensive tackle Ed Oliver with the No. 9 overall pick in this April's NFL Draft, Jordan Phillips knew he was on notice, and that the pressure was on to perform. Phillips, who signed a one-year deal with the Bills in March after spending the final 12 games of 2018 with the team, has been a fan favorite for much of his two seasons in Western New York. He can often be seen encouraging the fans and his teammates to get loud and pumped up for the team, especially on critical third-down plays. But while Phillips has been great at being a passionate teammate, his on-field performance wasn't matching his enthusiasm—until Week 5 of the 2019 season. Phillips, who

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