According to multiple reports, the Buffalo Bills are lining up a visit with Matt Slauson. The guard was recently released by the Chicago Bears and in addition to having a visit lined up with Buffalo, he'll meet first with the San Diego Chargers.
Although you'd expect Slauson to be competition for second year right guard John Miller, that doesn't seem to be the case. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN, Buffalo is looking at Slauson as a right tackle option.
The Bills currently have Seantrel Henderson, Jordan Mills, and Cyrus Kouandjio as options for the job. Slauson could certainly compete for the job against the trio. If the Bills were to sign Slauson, it may not bode well for Kouandjio. The former second round pick has not been able to get on the field much with the Bills and Henderson and Mills were both ahead of him on last year's depth chart.
In his career, Slauson has played and started in 85 games. He's been a 16 game starter in five of his six seasons in the league. He missed 11 games back in 2014.
Slauson spent the first three seasons of his career with Rex Ryan on the New York Jets. He played the last three seasons with the Bears, so he also has familiarity with Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer.
Back in mid-December, Pro Football Focus noted that Slauson had the best pass blocking efficiency among all guards. He had only allowed four hurries on 326 drop backs at that time. Slauson was rated in PFF's Top 10 guards last year.
Although it's been a while since Slauson has played tackle (2007-Nebraska), he's worth adding to the roster. If he doesn't win the right tackle job, he could push for Miller's right guard spot.null