For several weeks, buttressed by pseudo-reports from the likes of Jason La Canfora, the Buffalo Bills had been linked to former San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati in free agency. The reason: Iupati had played four of his five pro seasons for new Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
Whether or not the Bills were actually interested in pursuing Iupati and his rich price tag is now irrelevant, however, because ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Iupati will be signing with the Arizona Cardinals.
49ers free-agent G Mike Iupati has told people he plans to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, per sources. Iupati vs. SF DT Darnell Dockett.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2015
The Bills signed guard Richie Incognito back in early February, but are still in the market for upgrades to what was one of the NFL's worst offensive lines last season. They have also been linked to Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga in free agency, as well.