BALTIMORE MD - OCTOBER 24: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens defends against Demetrius Bell #77 of the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bills 37-34. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills are still in the market for a starting-caliber left tackle, but if it appeared unlikely that incumbent Demetrius Bell would return to the team as a free agent last week, it's an even bleaker proposition this morning. Per WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia, Bell will make his third free agent visit this week - this time with the Green Bay Packers.
In addition to the Bills, who made a contract offer to Bell prior to free agency according to GM Buddy Nix, the Packers are the fourth team to express interest in Bell's services. He's already made free agent visits with the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Nix said earlier this month that when the Bills' offer to Bell was made, the team never received a counter-offer. For whatever reason, Bell's interest in returning to Buffalo seems minimal.
As the 2012 NFL Draft creeps ever closer, left tackle is clearly becoming the Bills' most pressing need - not just from a hole-plugging perspective, but from a depth perspective, as well.