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Acquired: Signed in Free Agency
In a continued effort to build a physically imposing offensive line, the Bills addressed the left guard position when the team signed free agent Chris Williams. When Andy Levitre left in free agency before the 2014 season, there was a huge hole left on the offensive line that could not be fixed with Colin Brown or Doug Legursky.
It remains to be seen if Williams is the answer, though, with mediocre seasons in Chicago and St. Louis. He entered the league with the Bears in 2008 as a left tackle but struggled at the position and was eventually moved inside to guard.
Williams has great size to play the position at 6'6" and 330 pounds, but he still needs to refine his technique to reach his potential. The Bills coaching staff has already started addressing this. In a recent article by Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, Williams said: "Coach Morris has been on me about some technique things we want to get fixed from last year, and I’m excited about it."
If Williams is able to refine his technique, the Bills will have a strong offensive line that will control the point of attack. This would be just one more reason the Bills offense should be much better than last season.
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