The Buffalo Bills worked out former New England Patriots guard Tyronne Green and former Pittsburgh Steelers guard and center Doug Legursky, and it was Legursky who the Bills elected to sign a day later. It seems like the Bills goal is to sign as many former Steelers offensive linemen as possible, and Legursky was a good choice for the Bills due to his versatility that will help them fortify depth. It looked like Legursky was ticketed as Eric Wood’s backup at center, but the Bills actually have a somewhat bigger plan for Legursky.
According to WGR 550, the Bills have brought in Legursky to potentially start at left guard, and it will be an interesting training camp battle between Legursky and Colin Brown. New Bills head coach Doug Marrone wants to see which player can capture the Bills starting LG spot, because nobody has shown they can be “the guy” for the Bills there yet.
Legursky told WGR 550, “They’ve made no secret about it that there’s a competition around here and that involves a few different players. I’m just glad to be a part of it. May the best man win. No hard feelings either way, but nobody’s in this league to be a backup, so everybody that’s in that competition is playing their best ball trying to make it and that includes me.”
He later said that he is a fan of the other offensive linemen on the Bills and their attitudes in playing, so it will be interesting to see if Legursky can build up a good rapport with them en route to winning the starting gig. It looks like an even, wide-open competition at the position, and the job is up for grabs for Brown and Legursky. That’s the way Marrone wants it to be, and the Bills will hope that the competition can bring out the best in both players. Legursky should still find himself on the roster even if he loses, because the Bills could definitely use his versatility at center and guard.