Reports are surfacing via FOXSports.com that Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcus Stroud, who yesterday was given permission to market himself via trade, will visit the Buffalo Bills today (Friday). The report goes on to indicate that the visit could lead to a trade between the two franchises, likely involving one of Buffalo's 2008 draft picks.
Stroud, who was suspended for four games last season after violating the NFL's substance abuse rules and who missed time with hamstring and foot issues, is due salaries of $5 million, $5.5 million, and $6 million over the final three years of his contract. It is possible that any trade involving Stroud, with the Bills or another franchise, would be done with the caveat that the tackle's current deal be restructured.
The Bills are looking for help on their interior defensive line, as the team finished as the next-to-last ranked defensive team last year. The team had been rumored to be interested in DT Shaun Rogers of the Lions, who is also available via trade and whom Dick Jauron coached to two Pro Bowls while in Detroit. Stroud, a former All-Pro himself, is still considered one of the elite tackles in the game. His presence would go a long way toward shoring up some of Buffalo's run game woes.