Buffalo Bills Confirm Demetrius Bell As Starting Left Tackle

In a move that comes as no surprise, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey has confirmed that Demetrius Bell will be his starting left tackle in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bell, as you're aware, lost first-team reps during pre-season to left guard Andy Levitre, with Gailey citing inconsistent play as his motivating factor for giving Bell competition. Gailey told reporters on Wednesday that he's seen enough consistency of late to give Bell the nod.

"He played more consistently," Gailey said per The Buffalo News, "which is what we said the whole thing was about anyway."

Gailey had previously confirmed that Levitre would return to his starting left guard post if Bell locked down the left tackle job, and that's exactly what will happen Sunday. At least for one week, then, Buffalo's offensive line is set, with Bell and Levitre joining fellow starters Eric Wood (center), Kraig Urbik (right guard) and Erik Pears (right tackle).

The opener in Kansas City will be the first regular season game that this five-man unit has ever played together.

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