Buffalo Bills Rumors: Bills tabbed as landing spot for Justin Houston
By Ryan Heckman
Headed into the OTA portion of the offseason, the Buffalo Bills are pretty much set across their roster. From here, moves will likley be few and far between.
But, there is room for Buffalo to continue to fill out the roster with a veteran or two, here and there.
One of the positions they could still use some help is up front with their pass rush. The defense could be without Von Miller for a little while to start the season, and if that's the case, an established veteran would make a ton of sense for them to bring in.
Justin Houston is still available, and the 34-year-old veteran is receiving "significant interest" according to NFL insider Matt Lombardo.
The Buffalo Bills have been tabbed as one of the top landing spots for Justin Houston
Per Lombardo, the Bills are one of the top landing spots for Houston, who has a few teams interested but is patiently waiting to make a decision. Lombardo also mentions the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears as possible fits for Houston.
Even during his age 33 season last year, Houston totaled 9.5 sacks with the Baltimore Ravens, proving he has some good football left in the tank. He also posted 39 quarterback pressures and a forced fumble.
The most impressive part? He did all of that in 14 games and while playing only 44 percent of defensive snaps, which goes down as the lowest percentage of snaps he's played throughout his illustrious career.
His 2022 campaign actually happened to be Houston's best overall season in the past three years. After some might have thought he was on a significant downward trend, Houston rolled back the clock with the Ravens last year and produced a valuable 14 games for Baltimore.
In Buffalo, Houston would come in and play a good chunk of time right away. Even when Miller returns, he and Houston, along with Gregory Rousseau, would be a tough group for opposing quarterbacks to go up against in the AFC, and the Bills need to pose that type of threat.
For a team that only posted 40 sacks as a team last season, the Bills should absolutely make a move like this. If Brandon Beane can secure a player like Houston, this roster might finally be ready to rock for this coming season.