The Buffalo Bills recently signed offensive lineman Doug Legursky from the Pittsburgh Steelers this past week, and he will be an excellent value signing. Legursky is very versatile and can play either guard or center, which is always a plus and it wouldn’t be shocking if he is the starter come week one at left guard.
He has started 17 games in his four-year career when he was part of the Steelers. In fact, his first start was in Super Bowl XLV versus the Green Bay Packers after starting center Maurkice Pouncey went down with an injury to his ankle, so he knows about playing in big games nearly off the get go.
He was an undrafted free agent and played his college ball for the Marshall University Thundering Herd. Legursky is a tremendous run blocker, especially standing in at 6-foot-1 and weighing 323 pounds. This might be a solid investment after losing Andy Levitre in free agency to the Tennessee Titans for $46.8 million over six seasons in the offseason.
Additionally, this will add another name in the mix for the open competition for the void Levitre left behind. With signing Legursky, they had to cut linebacker Greg Lloyd (and no, not the one from the 1990s) to make room on the roster.
All in all, the Bills should be praised for this signing as the price was likely right to bring him in, and they might get a starter on the cheap out of this for at least this season and hopefully more.