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Four Downs: Should the Buffalo Bills pursue free agent Larry Warford?

The former Pro Bowler would be an upgrade to the offensive line

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As another week of the offseason comes to a close, another edition of Four Downs is here for Buffalo Bills fans. This week includes a closer look at a free agent I would pursue (Larry Warford), one I would not (Jadeveon Clowney), and a former Bill making news (Sammy Watkins). Enjoy!

Should the Bills pursue Larry Warford?

One of the more surprising moves of the 2020 offseason came when the New Orleans Saints cut Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford. While the Bills bring back all five starters from 2019’s offensive line, fans have been curious if Warford would be an upgrade at guard. Reports indicate that Warford would be looking for something in the neighborhood of $7 million per year. I would certainly be open to the idea of the Bills making an upgrade at one of the guard positions, and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

More on Sammy Watkins from Tyler Dunne

If you did not read the latest article from Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne, I would encourage you to check it out here. Dunne held an in-depth interview with Watkins, with plenty of conversation around the wide receiver’s time in Buffalo. Dunne also spent some time as a special guest on the most recent episode of Circling the Wagons, discussing the article in depth.

Pod of the Week

A must-listen podcast for me each week is The Bills Beat with Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn. In this week’s episode they go in depth to discuss the Bills’ defense, and how dominant head coach Sean McDermott’s unit could be in 2020. They break down each position group on the roster, and I would encourage Bills fans to give it a listen.

What’s up with Jadeveon Clowney?

Clowney was a target I had hoped the Bills would have pursued back in 2019. The former number-one pick in the 2014 NFL Draft is still a free agent, with no real rumors circulating about a landing spot. While I understand that Clowney is not the only big name still available on the free-agent market (like Cam Newton), I am a bit surprised that he’s still available. Teams put such a premium on pass rushers, and I would have to guess that his representation overvalued his stock. While I do not see him being a target in Buffalo, it will be interesting to see where he ends up, and what type of contract he lands at this point.