Buffalo Bills Free Agents: Demetrius Bell Now The Headliner

In the last four days, the Buffalo Bills have resolved two of their more prominent free agent story lines by re-signing wide receiver Stevie Johnson and tight end Scott Chandler. With 2012 NFL free agency set to begin at 4PM next Tuesday, Buffalo's free agent list has gotten decidedly less interesting. (Which is, of course, a good thing.)

Demetrius Bell is now the headliner. One of the better left tackles available in a very weak year for tackles, Bell - who missed a combined 17 games in 2009 and 2011 with leg and shoulder injuries - is a player that the Bills have expressed interest in re-signing. Due to his injury history, however, he'd likely be brought back to compete with Chris Hairston at the position - and frankly, if a team is desperate, the open market may be a more lucrative endeavor for Bell.

Kirk Morrison and Bryan Scott are also worth keeping an eye on. Both are players that the Bills have said they'd like to bring back, and depending on what happens with these guys, we may begin to see the shape of things to come for the Bills' linebacking corps as they transition to a 4-3 defense.

Finally, there will be the formality of extending tender offers to restricted free agent guards Kraig Urbik and Chad Rinehart. Longer-term deals would be nice, but are not expected; it's a lock, however, that the Bills will keep their rights one way or another.

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