In this week's Fan Friday, Chris Brown of Buffalo .com suggested that Bills tackle Jamon Meredith might have a different role on the offensive line than previously thought.
Demetrius Bell is the incumbent [at left tackle] and I think he’ll have every opportunity to win the job, but Meredith will be real competition. One thing to keep an eye on is if Bell comes back from his knee rehab and doesn’t miss a beat, don’t be surprised if you see Meredith as stiff competition for vet Cornell Green for the starting right tackle job. He looks like a natural right tackle and it wouldn’t shock me if he eventually supplants Green.
Meredith has been gaining plenty of attention this off-season by taking virtually every meaningful rep at left tackle in place of the recuperating Bell. According to Eric Wood (via the Buffalo News), Meredith is one of the strongest guys on the team, and Wood speaks highly of the second-year player. He has added muscle this off-season and feels more comfortable in the playbook since he's had an entire spring practice session to absorb it.
Green was signed in March to fill the starting right tackle role after the unexpected retirement of Brad Butler. He comes to the from where he was flagged for too many penalties while giving up too many sacks as the ' starting right tackle.
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