Morris Visits Miami: Sammy Morris brings his free agent tour to Miami today. As we reported earlier, he has already visited Cleveland and New England. His agent accepts the fact that Morris will not be a primary back anywhere he goes but he is looking for more playing time in the backfield than he will get in Buffalo behind Travis Henry and Willis McGahee.
Bills Sincere About Vincent: The agent for free agent cornerback Troy Vincent said the Bills interest in his client is sincere. Buffalo and Cincinnati are vyeing for his services and Vincent is scheduled to be in Kansas City today. The Bills and Vincent's agent did speak last night. If a bidding war ensues for Vincent he may become to expensive for the Bills blood.
Bober In Later This Week: Free agent center Chris Bober is due in town later this week for a visit. He won't be in earlier because of a family funeral. He was in Kansas City yesterday and has had offers from his current team, the Giants, and the Bengals. He won't make any decisions until visiting Buffalo his agent says because of his tremendous respect for his former OL coach Jim McNally. If Bober does sign with the Bills it is unclear where he would play. He has experience at tackle, guard, and center. The Bills current center, Trey Teague has a $2 Million option bonus due later this month, because of that he may be a salary cap casualty before that bonus is due. Bober could step in as the starting center or play guard. Bober's agent said McNally is pushing hard to bring his client to Buffalo but admitted he doesn't know where he would fit in at this point.
Polk Visits Texans: Unrestricted free agent LB DaShon Polk is visited with the Houston Texans yesterday. The Bills have already lost two of their unrestricted free agents. Polk and Sammy Morris are now on their free agent tours and may leave the team as well. Polk will visit with the Jets today. He is a valuable special teams contributor but will go elsewhere for a chance at more playing time at linebacker. He is expected to weigh his options after today's visit.
Monday March 8, 2004
Cincy Edge On Vincent? The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Bengals have the inside track on signing Troy Vincent. He is leaning towards Cincinnati because of his past relationship with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. He was the defensive backs coach in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2002. The Bills may still be in the running for his services.
Two Visit Today: The Bills hosted two free agents today. David Macklin and Terrelle Smith are in town. Macklin is a four year pro, spending all four years in Indianapolis. He was their starting cornerback in 2001 and 2002. He only made four starts a year ago. He did pick off two passes in a playoff game against Denver this past year. Smith is a fullback who caught six passes last year and has spent his entire four year deal in New Orleans. He has started in 39 of his 59 career games.
Volek To Visit? The prize of the free agency crop at quarterback may be Titans backup Billy Volek. He is visiting Green Bay at this time and is setting up a visit to Denver. A Tennessee newspaper is reporting that the Bills are interested in bringing him in for a visit at some point but none has been scheduled at this time. The Titans would still like to keep Volek and are in negotiations with him, they are heavily strapped with cap concerns though. Volek was the man behind center when the Titans beat the Bills this past season 28-26. He played very well in that contest.
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