Should Flozell Adams Go to the Buffalo Bills?

Dan Van Wie@@DanVanWieContributor IIIApril 3, 2010

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 15:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a touchdown pass with Flozell Adams #76 against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter at Texas Stadium on September 15, 2008 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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It is no secret that the Buffalo Bills are in need of help on the offensive line—especially at both tackle positions. The Dallas Cowboys just released All-Pro tackle Flozell Adams, and the Bills would be very wise to consider bringing Adams in for a visit and a possible contract offer.

He would bring some maturity, leadership, and experience to the Bills' young linemen. He would be able to serve as a tutor for whoever the Bills choose to draft in the first round, or other linemen they pick up during the draft. I am sure that Andy Levitre and Eric Wood will also benefit from being around a player with Adams' knowledge and tricks of the trade.

Adams was drafted in 1998 by the Dallas Cowboys out of Michigan State and has been to the Pro Bowl five times. He has playoff experience as well, and that is something that is still missing from the vast majority of Buffalo Bills resumes.

In case you were wondering, who was the Dallas Cowboys head coach the year that Flozell Adams was drafted? None other than Bills head coach Chan Gailey. That they might have a chance to be reconnected in Buffalo of all places is a distinct possibility, but one that would have been considered absurd a year ago.

While there has been speculation that the Bills should be looking to trade their second-round pick to Baltimore to acquire Jared Gaither, or Marcus McNeill from San Diego, the beauty of bringing Adams is that he won't cost the Bills any of their precious draft choices, just some cold, hard cash.

Adding Adams to the offensive line would improve the depth on the team. It would also allow the Bills the luxury of rotating the rookies they draft in to the mix, instead of throwing them in to fire in Week One for the entire game and asking them to protect the QB without committing any costly penalties. That is a pretty tall order.

Head Coach Chan Gailey has been preaching for all to hear that he wants competition across the board at all positions as the Bills prepare for training camp. If the Bills were able to sign maligned Raiders veteran Cornell Green, they surely have room to bring in a player of Flozell Adams' caliber to add to the mix.


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