Source: Bills Interested in ILB Burnett
Since the departure of Paul Posluszny to Jacksonville, the Buffalo Bills have been in the market for an inside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme.
One name that continues to pop up is San Diego inside linebacker Kevin Burnett. A league source tells me that they believe the Bills have legitimate interest in the services of Burnett, and that the two sides will resume talks on either Saturday or Sunday.
The reason for the wait, according to the source, is because the Bills wanted to focus on getting all their rookies signed on Friday heading in to the first practice session of training camp on Saturday.
Even if the Bills were to sign Burnett tomorrow, he couldn't report until the CBA ratification and the NFLPA union recertification processes are complete, signifying the new league year. The same can be said for Brad Smith, Tyler Thigpen, Drayton Florence and all signed free agents around the league as well. It's been reported that August 4 is the day the league year may begin.
Mark Ludwiczak of CBS Sports originally reported the Bills had preliminary interest in Burnett on Wednesday, but "not a ton more than that."
Burnett is a six-year veteran in the NFL, spending the past two seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He started every game last season, and has been in the 3-4 defensive scheme his entire professional career.
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