Man, these are really strong opinions ...

OK, here's what I think: Buffalo checked out Eagles unrestricted free agent strong safety Damon Moore on Thursday, but Moore's torn left ACL, which should be healed by the start of the season, still makes him a liability. I don't think Tom Donahoe will ever sign someone who's not completely healthy. He just won't take those kinds of chances with Ralph Wilson's money.

Look: LB Sam Cowart (heel) goes to the Jets; QB Jeff Blake (foot) remains unsigned, but also wants too much money, especially coming off the injury; SS Blaine Bishop (ankle) didn't pass a Bills physical after suffering an ankle injury that some speculated was career-threatening. Interestingly, Bishop replaced Moore in Philadelphia, with the Eagles obviously feeling that an ankle injury was a better injury to take a chance with than a knee tear . . .

Don't expect Eddie Robinson to come to Buffalo if the Bills are going to offer him less than the Titans offer him. It's simple economics . . .

There has been an explosion of One Bills Drive activity the past couple of days. Here's how I assess the likelihood of these players who've visited ending up in Bills uniforms:

LT Bryant McKinnie, Miami – Not likely.

DE, Charles Grant, Georgia – Not likely.

LT Mike Williams, Texas – Better shot than McKinnie, but I worry that he played RT instead of LT.

SS Roy Williams, Oklahoma – Good possibility, especially if Buffalo trades down. I wouldn't however, take him as a top-10 pick, even if he's projected that high. I just wouldn't do that for a strong safety.

DT Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee – Good possibility; I think he's the heavy DT Buffalo needs – and I'd take him ahead of SS Roy Williams, but Haynesworth wasn't overly impressive in the Combine weight room. But then I don't care about that. Haynesworth could be available in a trade-down situation too.

SS Damon Moore, Philadelphia Eagles, Unrestricted Free Agent – Not likely, especially with Jenkins aboard.

CB Jason Simmons, Pittsburgh Steelers, Unrestricted Free Agent – Not likely. Would be a nickel or even a dimeback (with Chris Watson re-signed) and special teams player.

Talk with Shout!'s Lary Bump and Mike Doser in the Shout! chat room during NFL Draft 2002, April 20-21. They'll be at Bills headquarters covering the activity.


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