Report: Bills have "sniffed around" Tyler Thigpen

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald is reporting - in a throwaway commentary sort of way - that the Buffalo Bills have "sniffed around" Dolphins backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

The idea is hardly surprising. Thigpen, who put up surprisingly solid production in 2008 while working with Chan Gailey, then the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, has been linked to Buffalo since the day the team named Gailey their new head coach. In 14 appearances that year, Thigpen completed 54.8% of his passes for 2,608 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He added three more rushing scores as well.

The Dolphins acquired Thigpen for a mid-round draft pick during the 2009 season as depth after the team lost starter Chad Pennington for the season. With reports indicating that Pennington would like to return to Miami to back up starter Chad Henne, it's possible that the Dolphins could be willing to part with Thigpen for the right price.

For those of you that got this far without clicking through to Salguero's report, or for those of you that did so but missed the blurb, it reads as follows:

I do know the Buffalo Bills have sniffed around about Tyler Thigpen so that might be an option for alleviating the crowded quarterback room.

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