As teams start the process of trimming their rosters after the hiring of new coaches, new GMs and changes to team philosphy and rebuilding, some players with moderate value tend to become available. Most of them fall into the categories of failed projects, average players whom the new choaches hold no loyalty for, or players deemed to be busts by their respective franchises based on their draft status.
I think Carimi falls into the latter category. Considering he was a part of the O-line in Chicago that became the Achilles Heel for his offenses and ultimately led to his dismissal, its easy to see why Lovie Smith would mandate his termination. However his talent level is such that he was a former first round pick, and hes only 25 years old. His cap hit for the year is relatively low, coming in at apprx. 1.4 Mil for 2014, with him being an unrestricted FA afterwards, so the long term repercussions of his signing would be minimal.
One could say he was in fact a bust, and as such shouldn't have his tires kicked, but given our situation on the O-line and the need to get more talented up front it could be worthwhile. Our reserves and swing tackles consist of older guys also taken off the scrap heap of other teams or draft picks that have yet to materialize as anything worthy of a spot on our 53 man roster. Given that it would amount to the equivalent of a 1 year try out, I think the Bills should at least try to claim this guy and bring him to camp and see if theres a spot for the kid, be it at guard or tackle.
What do you think?