What's the deal with Marcus Price?

Tough to say what the prospects are for newly signed 30-year-old tackle/guard Marcus Price in Buffalo. Price, 6'6", 321 pounds, has been in the league five seasons and played in a career-high 12 games last year – mostly on special teams – but he has yet to start a game in the league. He backed up Saints right tackle Kyle Turley.

The Jaguars drafted Price in the sixth round of the 1995 draft. In the preseason that year, he tore ligaments in his left ankle and was placed on Injured Reserve. In 1996, the Jaguars made Price one of their last cuts. He was out of football the rest of the season. In 1997, he was on the Jaguars' practice squad when the Chargers signed him to their active roster. He stayed there for three seasons, playing at right guard and right tackle. He hooked on with the Saints in 2000 and has been on and off the Inactive list on gamedays.

Price is looking for the opportunity to start and, let's face it, there might not be any better place for a journeyman lineman to compete for a starting job than in Buffalo.

The fact that the Bills brought in a right tackle could be an indication that they're leaning toward putting Jonas Jennings at left tackle and having Price compete with Marques Sullivan for the right tackle spot. Maybe a blue chip left tackle such as Bryant McKinnie or Mike Williams isn't in the plans come the NFL Draft.

Price played right tackle at LSU in 1993-'94. He also had stints at left tackle and left guard there. He graduated with a degree in finance.


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