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Free Agent RB Rhodes visits Buffalo

The Buffalo Bills have met with free agent running back Dominic Rhodes, according to Alex Marvez at

Rhodes, an eight-year veteran out of Midwestern State, spent the 2008 season with the Indianapolis Colts.  He rushed for 538 yards and six touchdowns last season - one year after a disastrous 2007 season with the Oakland Raiders.  Rhodes has spent seven of his eight seasons with the Colts, rushing for 3,114 yards and 26 touchdowns throughout his career.

His one season in Oakland included a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.  He was also arrested in February of 2007 for drunk driving, eventually pleading guilty.  His license was suspended for 180 days and he was fined $2,000 as a result of the incident.

The 30-year-old tailback does not have a lot of wear on his tires, having registered roughly 130 touches per season as a pro.  He is best known for his 21 carry, 113-yard performance (with a touchdown) in the Colts' Super Bowl XLI victory over the Chicago Bears - a strong performance that led to his big free agent deal with Oakland.

Rhodes is the latest in a long line of free agent running backs to visit Buffalo this off-season; Fred Taylor, Kevin Jones, DeShaun Foster, Maurice Hicks and Cecil Sapp have all visited team headquarters as well.  The Bills are looking for a veteran to help share the workload early in the season while starter Marshawn Lynch serves his three-game suspension.