According to Profootballtalk.com, the Buffalo Bills are showing interest in ex-Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Kevin Kolb. Reportedly “kicking the tires” on the 28 year old veteran who will be entering his seventh year in the NFL, the Bills are looking for an answer at the position, a severe need for the team.
With Tarvaris Jackson currently being slotted as the team’s starter after the release of Ryan Fitzpatrick, it is a strong possibility that Buffalo takes quarterback, Geno Smith with their eighth pick in the draft – if he falls there, of course. It is rumored that the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and even the Kansas City Chiefs all have interest in Smith. Each team is ahead of the Bills in April’s draft. Which team’s interest is legitimate remains to be answered, but either way – it seems that Buffalo would have to trade up to attain the West Virginia standout.
Buffalo, who has had an underwhelming off-season thus far, has expressed interest in finding a wide receiver that could complement Stevie Johnson. Take into factor that the Bills have assessed private workouts for quarterbacks like E.J. Manuel, Tyler Bray and Landry Jones, it seems more likely that they take a big receiver like Cordarrelle Patterson or Keenan Allen with their first round selection.
There is also the possibility that Buffalo could trade for Seattle Seahawks backup Matt Flynn. Flynn has been connected to the Bills based on their current need. However, the current winds swirling are pointing out that Flynn will make his way to the Oakland Raiders, which in that case will lead to the Raiders release of Carson Palmer.
If the Flynn to Oakland scenario does play out, it is extremely likely that Buffalo will put a full-court press on signing Palmer. At 33, Palmer put up over 4,000 yards in 2012 and has shown he is still a starting-caliber quarterback.
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