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Buffalo Bills host Gosder Cherilus on free agent visit

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Are the Bills desperate enough for veteran tackle depth that they'd sign a fading veteran with chronic knee issues? We'll soon know the answer to that question.

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Free agent offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus is visiting the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Cherilus was released by the Indianapolis Colts this past weekend. The 31-year-old former first-round pick has chronic knee issues, and had missed the entirety of the Colts' offseason workout program this spring as a result. He also struggled mightily throughout the 2014 season on a bad Indy offensive line, and the Colts decided to part ways with the right tackle two years into a five-year, $35 million contract that he signed as a free agent in 2013.

The Bills, however, sorely need veteran depth along the offensive line. A healthy Cherilus, even with his injury history, would give the Bills a second veteran tackle on the roster, a void the team tried to fill with the recently-released Wayne Hunter. It's not even out of the question that a healthy Cherilus could push second-year pros Cyrus Kouandjio and Seantrel Henderson for the starting right tackle job, though that does not seem especially likely at this juncture.

Bills players are reporting to training camp starting this afternoon (most will likely show up tomorrow). Time will tell whether or not they'll have a brand-new teammate up front for their first practice on Friday.