On the verge of Buffalo Bills training camp, the team’s roster is probably largely set at most positions. Linebacker is a place where that might change after an overhaul this offseason. One of the players Buffalo took a look at is still making the rounds.
Lansanah visited the Bills in April right after free agency opened. Buffalo instead added Zach Brown (April 4), Lorenzo Alexander (April 12), and Jamari Lattimore (May 31) and also added Reggie Ragland in the NFL Draft (April 29). Those four additions likely eliminated the need to add the veteran Lansanah but if any of the veterans underperform in camp, it’s nice to know he’s still out there.
Lansanah entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2008 before spending time on the roster fringe with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions in 2009. From 2010-2012 he was in the United Football League before spending the 2013 season on Rex Ryan's New York Jets practice squad. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers near the end of the 2013 season and injuries forced him into the lineup for that breakout 2014 season playing inside and outside linebacker. He started 11 games in 2015 as a restricted free agent with the Bucs before hitting free agency this offseason.