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Postby Guttpuppy » Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:00 am

Arizona Cardinals tackle L.J. Shelton visited the Buffalo Bills Thursday to help to possibly facilitate a trade between the two teams.

The Bills were given permission early this week to meet with Shelton, who was told he could shop his services in exchange for a draft choice in the first day of April's draft. The Bills are looking for left tackle options because they aren't expected to re-sign their starting left tackle, Jonas Jennings, who is an unrestricted free agent.

Shelton, 28, has also received interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams.

Shelton's visit to Buffalo creates some interesting possibilities. Because the Cardinals are in need of a starting running back, the Bills could swap halfback Travis Henry to Arizona in a player-for-player trade. Henry wants out of Buffalo after losing his starting job to Willis McGahee and is in the final year of his contract.

The Bills have decided to go with J.P. Losman as their starting quarterback and are also looking to upgrade their offensive line. Jennings wants a signing bonus of around $10 million because he's one of the top tackles on the market, and the Bills aren't willing to meet those demands. They released Drew Bledsoe earlier this week to give Losman the starting job.

Shelton, 6-6, 335 pounds, was the Cardinals' first-round pick in 1999. Dennis Green gave his starting left tackle job to Leonard Davis last season. He has four years remaining on his contract at $3 million a year.

If the Bills decide Shelton is the right fit at left tackle, the financial aspects of this deal are very appealing.

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Postby MCG321 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:08 pm

Interesting. Arizona is definitely in need of a running back, and this off-season is the time to get a great one. I wouldn't be surprised if Henry ended up there.
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Postby maddog60 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:11 pm

Bills fill a hole on the offensive line, Arizona fills a need at RB. I think this trade could work out to benefit both teams more than shopping either guy for draft picks to other teams.
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Postby chaindog35 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:36 pm

looks like an interesting possibility and maybe a good idea for the cards, then they could draft defense or a qb possibly. thanks for the info GP ;-D
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Postby Azrael » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:52 pm

I likes it.
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Postby terpfan » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:15 pm

That would sure skyrocket his value. I think a good RB could be very successful in Arizona.
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Postby Vikes_Fan2823 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:15 pm

This is interesting....I've heard that Green wants to bring in Bennett, as well as Hovan. I guess we'll see how it turns out.
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Postby joshyboy72 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:20 pm

This is where I originally thought he would go...and probably my best guess as of now. I think Miami's just going to forget Henry and get Benson in the draft. Trying to decide which would've been better for Henry is tough...I like Arizona's o-line but Miami has a better offense... :-? Eh either way, Henry's value rises like crazy...this would make him a solid number 2 running back in a standard league. Thanks for the update GP.
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Postby Guttpuppy » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:55 pm

Vikes_Fan2823 wrote:This is interesting....I've heard that Green wants to bring in Bennett, as well as Hovan.


I heard this as well yet Tice insists that none of his backs are on the block.Then again,who believes anything Tice says.
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Postby chaindog35 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:08 pm

yeah, i think they could trade bennett if they knew onterrio wouldn't get caught with drugs again. But I imagine that's a bit of an if.
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