Inside The Bills

Bills will add a lineman

Posted by Chris Brown on December 6, 2010 – 5:27 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey doesn’t know from where a new addition will originate, but he does know with Geoff Hangartner and Kraig Urbik down for at least two weeks that they will need to add reinforcements to the active roster for their offensive line.

“We’ll have to get somebody up and running for this week whether it’s a guy off our present practice squad, or whether we bring somebody in or both,” he said Monday.

Buffalo has three linemen on their practice squad in G Marc Dile, G/T Chad Rhinehart and G/T Jason Watkins. None of them have experience at the center spot.

But even if the Bills sign a center in free agency, there’s a good chance he would not know Buffalo’s offensive system well enough to step in right away, leaving Wood as the most obvious answer at center.

The centers that were in training camp for the Bills in the summer that are no longer with the team are undrafted rookie Sean Allen and free agent Christian Gaddis. They would at least have knowledge of Buffalo’s system, but three months have passed since the end of camp so it’s hard to determine if there would be interest there.

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