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Bills in running for Crowell?

Posted by Chris Brown on March 16, 2009 – 8:08 pm

It’s been a quiet day here at One Bills Drive, but there are reports that Angelo Crowell was scheduled to meet with the Bills Monday as he whittles down his options on where he might play in 2009.

Crowell said at season’s end that all the media scrutiny that surrounded his placement on injured reserve after he decided to have surgery on his ailing knee was water under the bridge after meeting with Bills GM/COO Russ Brandon in an end of season meeting.

“I talked to Russ Brandon and he was just saying it was the timing of the situation,” said Crowell at season’s end. “It was unfortunate, but at that time it was getting close to the game and I’m wondering if I’m going to be able to do anything and I’m going to be able to contribute the way I am and not be in pain and help this team get to the next level. I don’t harbor any ill feelings because he said at the time that it was a timing issue and he said he doesn’t have any hard feelings either. He knows I’m not a quitter.”

Crowell also confirmed at the time that the door was still open for him to re-sign with Buffalo.

“I love playing for this organization, the fans are great and they’ve supported me through this whole thing,” Crowell said at the end of December. “I would definitely entertain it. Russ said the door wasn’t closed, he just obviously wanted to see where I was in my rehab and what’s next for me. He said he would definitely be talking to my agent and the door is definitely not closed.”

Even though there were doubters out there, it appears that both Crowell and the Bills front office were true to their word in at least entertaining a return to the team for the veteran linebacker.

We’ll see if anything shakes loose in the next few days. Apparently Tampa is still in the mix as well.


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