Examining the New-Look Buffalo Bills Offensive Line

Yesterday, Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood confirmed that he'd torn his ACL in the Bills' embarrassing Week 10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. That's bad news for an offensive line that was already a patchwork unit for the last several weeks. Here's what the depth chart looks like moving forward.

Left Tackle: Demetrius Bell is still the nominal starter, even though he's missed five straight games with a shoulder injury. Until he can play again, rookie Chris Hairston looks primed to be the starter.

Left Guard: Chad Rinehart is the new starter, and the player that receives a direct promotion due to Wood's injury, even though Wood plays center. Rinehart will be backed up by Colin Brown.

Center: Andy Levitre will slide from left guard to left tackle to center; when was the last time an offensive lineman started three different positions in one season?

Right Guard: Kraig Urbik will remain the starter at right guard, and will also likely become the primary backup to Levitre in the pivot, as well. Urbik, like Rinehart, will be backed up by Brown.

Right Tackle: Erik Pears has been the only mainstay for the Bills up front this season, and he'll continue to start at right tackle. Pears could also double as the third-team left tackle if Levitre's staying in the pivot. Sam Young backs up Pears.

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