Other options besides Adams

Defensive tackle Sam Adams might be overstating his value in the unrestricted free agent market a tad. The problem for him is that there are some good-quality run-stuffing free agent defensive tackles currently available on the market that Buffalo could sign - players who might be just as good for Buffalo as him.

Of course, it's still possible that Adams signs with Buffalo - Pat Williams is really pushing for it - but one side is going to have to lower its demands. Here's a look at the other possibilities.

Chester McGlockton, 6'4", 334 pounds, 12th year - The Broncos released him for salary cap reasons. He's versatile, playing both nose and under tackle, and has been relatively injury free. He missed six games in ‘98 for lumbar back surgery. Since then, he's missed only one game. He's nimble enough to push upfield and rush the passer, and strong enough to fight off interior linemen and tackle running backs. He recovered the Travis Henry fumble and took it the distance against Buffalo in Week 3. He showed some speed and some play-making ability. One concern about McGlockton is that he doesn't go hard all the time. But he did well for the Broncos the last two years, leading the team's defensive tackles in tackles each season.

Gilbert Brown, 6'2", 339, 10th year - Brown can stuff the middle. That's all he can do. He's proven that during his Packers career. Unfortunately, he's had an assortment of lower body injuries the last two years, and he'd be carrying a lot of weight on wobbly set of legs and feet. That doesn't sound like a good investment, but it's worth a look. He failed his season-ending physical with the Pack, but that was because of a hip injury. The team said they'd give him another physical when he'd be healthy. The Packers have also said that they want him back.


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