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It was clear the offensive line was something that needed to be addressed this offseason, and the Bills did just that. The only concern is that when teams make wholesale changes along the line, it takes time for them to come together.
The Bills could be starting the season with as many as three new starters. The one position guaranteed to have a new starter is left guard, with the team signing free agent Chris Williams to replace Doug Legursky. But he right side of the line is going to be one to watch, as the right tackle and right guard positions are most likely to be two tough training camp competitions.
Veteran Erik Pears was the starting right tackle a season ago and will be looking to hold off second-round draft pick Cyrus Kouandjio. The rookie out of Alabama is an excellent run-blocker, an area Pears struggles in, and is even listed as the starter on ESPN.com's depth chart for the Buffalo Bills.
The right guard is another position that could possibly see a new starter at the start of the season, as the team drafted Cyril Richardson and has put Chris Hairston at the position during OTAs. Incumbent Kraig Urbik is not necessarily on as shaky ground as Pears, but Urbik will certainly have to earn his starting spot.
If the Bills do end up going with three new starters along the offensive line, there would have to be some concern there about how quickly they can come together.