The mystery of who will be the Bills starting left tackle thickened this week when the team hosted free agent offensive linemen Chest Pitts. Pitts a 2nd round draft pick in 2002 has played his entire career as a starter with the Houston Texas. Most importantly, Pitts has stayed relatively healthy throughout his eight year career, with the exception of last season, where a leg injury put Pitts on injured reversed.
Although Pitts was a starter with the Texans, the Bills are mostly likely looking for him to fill out their interior line depth. Competing for that left tackle position in training camp will be Demetrius Bell, Jamon Meredith and rookie Ed Wang.
Demetrius Bell was initially the starter in 2009, but right when it looked like Bell was becoming comfortable at left tackle, a knee injury ended his season, and was replaced by rookie Meredith (drafted by the Green Bay Packers and signed by the Bills in September). Meredith did a commendable job learning left tackle at the pro position on the fly, but there is always room for improvement in one of the most important positions in football while protecting the QB.
Who will start at the left tackle position come kick-off? Stay tuned to the Buffalo Low Down for the latest Buffalo Bills training camp updates!