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Two reports indicate that the Buffalo Bills remain interested in re-signing Andy Levitre - but they might have another big-money guard on their radar, as well.
Two separate reports - one from Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, one from Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports - indicate that the Buffalo Bills are still in play for and interested in retaining the services of free agent guard Andy Levitre.
Per Wyatt, the Tennessee Titans are one of several teams that have already made contact with Levitre's agent, David Dunn. Wyatt did, however, write the following in his report: "Perhaps the biggest concern for those who want (Levitre): the Bills remain interested in re-signing him."
Cole, meanwhile, tweets that three teams (the Titans, the Bills and the Indianapolis Colts) are in play for two free agent guards: Levitre and Louis Vasquez of San Diego. Vasquez, a 6'5", 335-pound mauler entering his fifth year as a former third-round pick out of Texas Tech, could command nearly as much as Levitre does on the open market. Rotoworld.com speculates that each player will "likely clear $8 million annually on their next deal."
If the Cole report is true and the Bills are pursuing both Levitre and Vasquez for the time being, it would seem that they're willing to pay premium dollar for a guard - or, at least, interested in replacing Levitre (should he leave) with a free agent. This is the first hard rumor of the day involving the Bills, and it brings up an interesting question: are there any fans out there that think Vasquez might actually be an upgrade on Levitre?