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Four free agents visiting with the Bills

The Bills are hosting two offensive lineman and two linebackers

March 19, 2018 - 3:13 pm
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The Buffalo Bills still have some holes to fill on their roster as the second-tier free agents find a home. The Bills reportedly are hosting three players on visits on Monday, which includes former Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton, former Oakland Raiders right tackle Marshall Newhouse, and former Cincinnati Bengals center Russell Bodine. 

Compton was a full-time starter for the Redskins in 2016, before taking on a depth role in 2017. Last year, he started just three of the nine games he played in before suffering a lisfranc sprain and was placed on injured reserve. His former teammate Trent Murphy was signed by the Bills last week. Compton would help fill a void left by Preston Brown, who seemingly took a hometown discount to sign with the Bengals. 

Bodine started every game for the Bengals in the last four years. Despite this, Bodine could be signing up for a backup gig here in Buffalo with Ryan Groy maybe starting at center. Pro Football Focus graded Bodine as having three poor years by their metrics, and one above average year in 2016. You may remember him as the lineman that got crushed by J.J. Watt on Thursday Night Football. 

Newhouse is a really big guy, listed at 6' 4'' and 320-pounds. Newhouse has started 56 games over his seven-year career. He would help provide some depth behind Dion Dawkins and Jordan Mills at tackle. Something they could use after the departures of Cordy Glenn and Seantrel Henderson. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, former Bengals linebacker Kevin Minter is also visiting the Bills. Minter was a second round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, and has started in 39 games over the last three seasons. 

According to Spotrac, the Bills are left with just roughly $17 million in cap room, not counting the rookies they'll sign after the NFL Draft. 

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