Posts Tagged ‘Left Guard’

Buffalo Bills Place Chris Williams on Injured Reserve, Add Kenny Ladler to 53-Man Roster

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Chris Williams' first season with the Bills lasted just three games. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Chris Williams’ first season with the Bills lasted just three games. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

In an offseason where the Buffalo Bills went for mid-level veteran bargains over big-ticket signings in free agency, their most scrutinized move was their decision to sign left guard Chris Williams to a four-year, $13.15 million deal.

That deal already looks like a mistake after the oft-injured guard was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday due to a lingering back injury.


Scouting the Bills Veteran Additions: What Chris Williams Brings to the Buffalo Bills

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Free-agent addition Chris Williams could be the Buffalo Bills’ starting left guard in 2014. (Photo: Kyle Terada — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

Production at the left guard position was among the most inconsistent on the Buffalo Bills last season.

The team failed to adequately replace Andy Levitre, a four-year starter who left for the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent. The Bills initially entrusted the position to Colin Brown, who performed poorly and was released in Week 7 despite starting the first five games of the season. The performance of Doug Legursky, who replaced Brown as the starter in Week 6 after coming back from an injury, was only marginally better.

The Bills made improving at left guard—and the offensive line as a whole—a high priority this offseason by not only utilizing three draft picks on linemen, but also by signing veteran free agent Chris Williams.

Williams has started 54 games over the course of his seven-year career and was the only St. Louis Rams offensive lineman to start all 16 of the team’s games in 2013.


What Cyril Richardson Brings to the Buffalo Bills

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

The Bills bolstered their offensive line by selecting Cyril Richardson. (Photo: Tim Heitman — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills continued to build their offensive line by selecting Baylor guard Cyril Richardson. Checking in at 6’5” and 329 pounds, Richardson fits the Bills’ prototype for massive offensive linemen.

Richardson has been a starter since his sophomore year and an all-Big 12 selection for the Bears in each of his final three seasons. Additionally, Richardson was named Big 12 offensive lineman of the year in 2012 and 2013. He was a unanimous All-American as a senior and one of the main reasons the Baylor offense was so prolific in 2013.


Buffalo Bills Release Colin Brown, Promote Mark Asper Among 5 Roster Moves

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Colin Brown, who started the Buffalo Bills’ first five games of the season at left guard, was released Tuesday. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

It’s far too early into Doug Marrone’s coaching tenure to know if the Buffalo Bills picked the right man for the job, but I like that Marrone is not afraid to make roster moves.

On Tuesday, Marrone decided he had seen enough from Colin Brown, and the Buffalo Bills officially announced the release of their left guard who started their first five games of the season.


Doug Legursky: The Buffalo Bills’ Answer at Left Guard?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Doug Legursky will increase the competition for the Buffalo Bills at left guard. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The most wide-open competition on the Buffalo Bills’ roster is at left guard, where the team is replacing one of the league’s best guards, Andy Levitre, following his departure to the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent.

The Bills made a notable move to bolster that competition Wednesday by signing veteran offensive lineman Doug Legursky, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Legursky appeared in 50 regular-season games in four seasons with the Steelers, including 17 starts. He has also made two postseason starts. The most notable moment of Legursky’s career to this point came in Super Bowl XLV, which he started at center filling in for injured starter Maurkice Pouncey.


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