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Filed under: Bills have interest in LB Larry Foote

After a pretty busy day one of NFL free agency given the circumstances, Larry Foote's name is one of the biggest left on the market. The veteran 3-4 inside linebacker has drawn interest from the Buffalo Bills, according to Ed Thompson of

There's one problem, however - the Bills have stiff competition for Foote's services. He'll travel to D.C. to visit with the Washington Redskins (another team switching to the 3-4) on Monday and Tuesday, and then will head to the left coast to visit with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. As of this morning, Foote does not have a visit scheduled with the Bills.

Foote, who will turn 30 this June, is an eight-year veteran that spent his first seven years in Pittsburgh, where current Bills Assistant GM Doug Whaley was certain to get a long look at the strong-side inside linebacker. Foote won two Super Bowl rings in his time with Pittsburgh before his spring 2009 release. He spent last season with the Detroit Lions. Foote has accumulated 531 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 3 interceptions and 8 forced fumbles to this point in his career.

Buffalo hosted a free agent visit with Chiefs guard/center Wade Smith on Friday; he was expected to remain in Orchard Park through mid-day today. The team has also loosely been affiliated with Ravens receiver Kelley Washington (link) and Dolphins backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen (link). As expected, the team's first jaunt into free agency under new GM Buddy Nix has been a cautious, under-the-radar tale.