Ever since ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported in April that the Houston Texans and star edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney weren't close in terms of reaching a long-term deal, many have been speculating on potential trade partners for the Texans.
A team that seems to make some sense: The Buffalo Bills.
Earlier this week we looked at the defensive end group, which may be a little thin in terms of talent and depth. Adding an edge rusher like Clowney along with the addition of Ed Oliver in the middle would only help everyone else on defense.
A reader asked Jay Skurski in this week's NFL mailbag what his opinion is on dealing for Clowney.
Skurski says he isn't sure the idea is "gaining traction," but pointed to a few reasons why the Bills would make sense.
Despite extending Jerry Hughes earlier this week, the team still has a long-term need at the position. And the bigger point: They have the cap space to add a talent like Clowney.
GM Brandon Beane has to -- at the very least -- be thinking about making a move like this.
"As Beane has mentioned, stud pass rushers rarely become available – and when they do, they carry a premium price," Skurski wrote. "The Seahawks recently traded their designated franchise player, Frank Clark, to the Chiefs for first- and second-round draft picks.
"It’s fair to wonder if Beane would be willing to give up a first-round draft pick for a player with [Clowney's] track record."
In case you missed it: Skurski went one-on-one with Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White. Topics included Vontae Davis' retirement, what White learned from last season, going against Odell Beckham Jr. and much more.
Cool photo: Check out this image from the Bills' Instagram page. I'm no #filter expert, but it's pretty sweet.
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