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Caplan: Bills Could Be Exploring Steelers OT Willie Colon

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Many Buffalo Bills fans have openly pined for the team to explore signing a free agent offensive tackle this off-season, but there have not been any indications that the team was willing to do so - particularly given that they've been so supportive of players already on the roster, such as Demetrius Bell and Erik Pears.

There are now, perhaps, indications that the Bills are looking at a tackle. Per FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan, that player is current Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Willie Colon.

Caplan does not indicate that the Bills have contacted Colon, whom the Steelers are working hard to re-sign. He merely seems to be suggesting that Buffalo, along with other teams like Seattle and Chicago, could be landing spots for Colon if he can't agree to a deal with Pittsburgh.

A fourth-round pick out of Hofstra in 2006, the 6'3", 320-pound Colon has made 50 starts for the Steelers through four years, most of them at right tackle. He missed the entirety of the 2010 season with an Achilles injury, and some in Pittsburgh have expressed surprise that the team is interested in re-signing him. Colon has a direct tie to the Bills in the form of Doug Whaley, GM Buddy Nix's right-hand man. Colon could step right into Buffalo's starting lineup at right tackle and not look back.