This is what I've concluded ...

Time to draw some conclusions about the Bills' feelings of what their needs are. Today they're looking at left tackles Trey Teague (Denver) and Victor Riley (Kansas City). They've entertained safety Blaine Bishop, weakside linebackers Mike Caldwell, James Farrior and Eddie Robinson …

kickers Mike Hollis and Kris Brown, quarterbacks Jeff Blake and Jonathan Quinn and cornerback Corey Chavous, whom they project as a safety (whether it's strong or free is unknown, but while it would make sense for a corner to play free because there's not as much contact, Chavous was known at Vanderbilt as a pretty good tackler, which could suit him for strong. Of course, Chavous would rather play corner so the question could be moot).

From these activities we can conclude the following:

-         The Bills administration is not too keen on current weakside linebacker Jay Foreman.

-         They don't think strong safety Pierson Prioleau is their final answer in the Jerry Gray/Gregg Williams defense.

-         They are not sure about the long-term prospects of free safety Travares Tillman (I'm assuming Chavous was being looked at as a free safety).

-         They're going to draft a defensive lineman in the first round (perhaps trading down too), and I say this because they have been spending much of the time entertaining second- and third-tier offensive linemen in free agency …

On Thursday Buffalo brought in outside linebacker Muadianvita Kazadi (6'4", 256) who is with the Chiefs and is supposed to play in NFL Europe. Kazadi originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the St. Louis in '97, playing for Dick Vermeil. He appeared in 12 games for the Rams on special teams, tying for third on the team with 13 special teams stops. He established a career high with four special teams tackles at Washington (11/30/97). Kazadi has also spent time with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

A native of Zaire, Kazadi moved to Newton, Kansas at the age of eight and played his prep ball at Newton High School. An All-America and first team All-WAC selection at Tulsa, Kazadi led the Golden Hurricane in tackles his final three seasons and ranked fifth on school's all-time tackle chart with 328 stops. His name is pronounced: Moo-wan-ja-VEE-tah Ka-ZA-dee …

Blaine Bishop signed with the Eagles and Mike Caldwell is close to signing with the Bears.


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