As I suspected in my Fan Friday column last week (answer No. 5), free agent guard Matt Slauson would only be given the opportunity to compete for a starting role here in Buffalo, and with the team’s three interior starters on the line pretty entrenched it was likely that Slauson would be a backup for the Bills in 2016 were he to sign here. With the strong likelihood of being the Chargers starting center, reports were already circulating over the weekend that he would sign a two-year deal with San Diego as early as today (Monday).
ESPN’s Adam Caplan had it first on Saturday that Slauson had agreed to terms with San Diego.
Matt Slauson agreed to terms on a 2-year deal with the #Chargers, source said.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 7, 2016
So as attractive as playing for Rex Ryan and Aaron Kromer again may have been, most free agents prefer the better opportunity at playing time and he’ll have that with the Chargers.
Tags: Matt Slauson, NFL free agency
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