Last season, the Bills could not get consistent play from the Guard position. There is no question that the team will look to improve their offensive line for the 2014 season. The Bills have an outstanding LT in Cordy Glenn, and Eric Wood is one of the top Centers in the NFL, however the play at the Guard position needs to improve. Even though the offensive line did play significantly better after Colin Brown was replaced by Doug Legursky, there is still room for improvement at both Guard positions. While the Bills may still look to draft a player to develop at Guard, the team has already signed quite a few prospects that could solidify the line. Here is a quick look at some of the more interesting players the Bills have signed:
Mark Asper was signed by the team in September and saw some time on the field after the release of Colin Brown. He may be a common name to Bills fans as he was originally drafted by the team in the 6th round of the draft in 2012. At 6’7″ and 325 pounds, Asper certainly has the size to play the position.
Arcade, NY native Randy Colling was signed this year on January 14. Colling was an All-American Defensive Tackle at Gannon University and spent the past year with the Cleveland Gladiators in the Arena Football League. Colling led the Gladiators in sacks and tackles for loss. The Bills expect Colling to play offensive line, most likely Guard.
J.J. ‘Unga was signed in November after he was release by Baltimore and saw some game time like Asper. ‘Unga also reminds Doug Marrone of some offensive linemen that he has coached during his career, with Marrone comparing ‘Unga to Jahri Evans and Brandon Moore.
Any one of these players will probably be a significant improvement over Colin Brown, and hopefully one of them will develop into a long-term Guard for the Bills.
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