Buffalo Bills Rumors: La'el Collins brought in for workout before Week 17

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The Buffalo Bills offensive line has been one of the more improved units this season with the additions of Connor McGovern and rookie O'Cyrus Torrence. However, even in the late stages of the regular season, the front office is still working to find players that can help this team.

One of those players might be offensive tackle La'el Collins, who according to ESPN's Field Yates was brought in this week for a workout. Collins was an undrafted free agent signing by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 and would play six seasons in Dallas.

As a rookie, he played 11 games at guard before finding a home at right tackle and would end up starting 60 games over the final five seasons there. He would be released after the 2022 season and join the Cincinnati Bengals.

In one season with the Bengals, he started 15 games at tackle before suffering a torn ACL late in the season. He began the year on the PUP list but Cincinnati would release him shortly after the start of the regular season. Collins has not played a game yet this year.

La'el Collins would add veteran depth at offensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills

If there is one concern for the Buffalo Bills offensive line it would have to be a lack of experience at offensive tackle behind starters Dion Dawkins and Spencer Brown. The backup currently would probably be Ryan Van Demark, who has played a career 37 regular season snaps and every one of those snaps occurred this year.

Certainly a veteran like La'el Collins would be a good fit as an emergency option if either tackle was forced to miss extended time. The question is how is La'el Collin's knee and is he in a position to contribute right away if that situation arose.