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Potential Bills target Bryan Bulaga reportedly heading back to Green Bay

The Buffalo Bills' search for help along the offensive line in free agency won't include signing Bryan Bulaga.

The versatile Green Bay Packers' tackle is expected to re-sign with his current team, according to a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The Buffalo News' Tim Graham reported Monday that Bulaga was a prime target of the Bills. Bulaga, who turns 26 later this month, started 15 games last season for the Packers. He has made 48 career starts and appeared in 52 games with the Packers, who made him a first-round draft choice in 2010. He missed all of 2013 with a knee injury and the final seven games of 2012 because of a hip injury, but played at a high level for Green Bay in 2014.

The 6-foot-5, 214-pounder graded out as analytics website Pro Football Focus' 16th-best offensive tackle, and fourth-best right tackle. Bulaga allowed four sacks, two quarterback hits and 20 quarterback hurries, according to PFF.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Bulaga's contract with the Packers is expected to be for five years and an average of just under $7 million per year. Bulaga was rated as the 15th-best available free agent by Sports Illustrated's Greg Bedard.

That makes it a distinct possibility Bulaga left money on the table to return to the Packers -- not a huge surprise given that he plays on an elite offense led by NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.

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