Just one day ahead of the team's mandatory minicamp, the Buffalo Bills aren't through with trying to finetune their roster for training camp this summer. The team hosted another free agent visitor at One Bills Drive on Monday.
According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Bills welcomed in defensive lineman Leger Douzable for an official visit to kick off the week. Douzable, 30, will be entering his ninth season in the National Football League after being an undrafted free agent in 2008.
He found a home over the last three seasons with the New York Jets, appearing in all 48 games, while making 59 tackles and 4 sacks over that span. If the Bills were to sign Douzable, they would need to release someone from the roster to make room.
Joe B's Take
Having already played in a Rex Ryan defensive scheme for two seasons in New York, the Bills head coach surely would love the familiarity that Douzable would bring to the defensive line, even only for training camp.
In Ryan's scheme, the 6-foot-4, 284-pound Douzable would most likely project as a slightly undersized five-technique defensive end, and would work in behind players like Kyle Williams, Corbin Bryant, and Adolphus Washington. If Williams weren't able to participate during training camp, Douzable would also be a capable body for reps during the workouts.
Considering his experience, it wouldn't even be a stretch to believe that Douzable would have a chance at making the roster outright. There are moving parts on the defensive line, but as of now it appears only four players (Williams, Bryant, Washington, and Marcell Dareus) are locks for the 53-man roster. If Douzable is signed and outperforms players like Jerel Worthy and Lavar Edwards, he could carve a spot for himself.