Decisions Looming for Posluszny
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Posted Jul 20, 2011

Buffalo linebacker Paul Posluszny is expected to become a free agent once the NFL lockout ends, and while he has stated his preference is to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills, he will keep his options open.

In terms of options, one could be the New York Giants, where defensive coordinator Perry Fewell would be a familiar face. Fewell was the Bills' defensive coordinator and then interim head coach when Posluszny broke into the league.

"I love Coach Fewell and the type of defense that he ran when we were in Buffalo, we had a good relationship together," Paul Posluszny told SiriusXM NFL Radio, per The New York Post.

"Actually I have an uncle that lives in the New York area and he just sent me a text the other day saying he's read on the Internet that the Giants are a possible spot for me. I mean, so yes, there's a lot of interesting possibilities out there and the one thing about free agency, all players, I think, you want to know your true value. You want to know how other teams value you and what they think of you, so that's the interesting part of it. But, I mean, the Giants, along with several other teams, there are some interesting opportunities out there, that's for sure."

The former Penn State linebacker was tendered a contract as a restricted free agent before the lockout began, but he could become an unrestricted free agent depending on the details of a new collective bargaining agreement.

He had a career-high 157 tackles last season, including nine games of 10-plus tackles and 25 combined in the final two games. However, that didn't stop the Bills from finishing last in the NFL in run defense, allowing 169.6 yards per game on a whopping 4.8 yards per carry.

Analysis: Posluszny has been one of the few bright spots for the Bills, who continue in their quest to return to mediocrity. Expect Buffalo to do everything it can to re-sign Posluszny once the lockout ends, if he does indeed become an unrestricted free agent with the new CBA.


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