The Buffalo Bills made it clear that they needed to revamp their front seven in order to improve on their dismal 4-12 2010 record. After selecting Alabama's defensive linemen, Marcell Dareus, with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, they added Louisiana State's Kelvin Sheppard in the third round.
General Manager, Buddy Nix, signed Shawne Merriman with the hopes he would return to his prior Pro Bowl form.
However, aside from Merriman and Paul Posluszny, the Buffalo Bills linebacking corps is stocked with unproven talent. If the Bills want to improve their porous run defense, there are a few players set to become free agents, pending the agreement of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, that the Bills should definitely take a look at signing.