Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bills have no idea who will win starting left tackle job


Speculate all you want, because that's all we'll likely be doing until the end of the preseason schedule, at least regarding the Bills' position battle at left tackle.

Second-year offensive lineman Chris Hairston and rookie Cordy Glenn are jockeying for the starting gig to protect quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's blindside.

"Nope, too early," Gailey told reporters Tuesday when asked who had the edge. "I do not know how that one is going to end. I do not even have an inkling. I really do not."

The position became open when the Bills incumbent starter Demetress Bell departed after the 2011 season via free agency.

Hairston did an admirable job filling in for Bell last season when Bell was injured, but Buffalo drafted the highly-touted tackle Glenn to start as soon as possible, as he was taken early in the second round and has a ton of upside.

Hairston has the edge of experience, and he's already proven he can do the job. However, the Bills want the best possible production out of the position, so if that means letting Glenn take some early lumps in order to get him out there as soon as possible, then so be it.

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