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    Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    Posted on Tue, Mar. 21, 2006

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    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.


    - Former Vikings center Melvin Fowler signed Tuesday night with the Buffalo Bills, who are finally beginning to address their offensive line needs.

    Fowler is a four-year NFL veteran who had nine starts in 11 games with Minnesota. The signing comes after he visited with team officials earlier in the day at the Bills headquarters in Orchard Park.

    Fowler, who also played guard in college, is expected to compete for Buffalo's starting job at center since the team did not re-sign veteran Trey Teague earlier this month. The Bills have one other center in fourth-round pick Duke Preston, who saw time mostly as a reserve right guard and on special teams as a rookie last season.

    Fowler becomes the 10th free agent the Bills have added - including re-signing four of their own - since the NFL's free-agency period began March 11.

    Buffalo is still seeking to bolster its left guard and right tackle positions.
    Fowler was Cleveland's third-round pick in the 2002 draft out of Maryland and has 23 starts in 41 career games. He was acquired in a trade by the Vikings from Cleveland last September after Minnesota center Matt Birk had season-ending surgery.

    Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

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    Re: Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    I think we all could see this coming, not a big suprise to me at all. He's good enough to start for a number of teams out there.

    I wish him luck.....


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    Re: Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    He would have been a awesome backup to Birk but best of luck.

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    Re: Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    I knew once the Vikes signed Jason Whittle that Fowler was for sure gone. I like Fowler, but he is no Matt Birk. I think Whittle has alot of talent and he can also play either T or G I believe. Good for Fowler, I hope he is able to start there..

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    Re: Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    See ya Melvin...thnx for playing!

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    Re: Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    how do u keep the buffalo bills outta yer front lawn?


















    ya put up goalposts.


    :lol:

























    Go vikes!!

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    Re: Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    "Lotzapurple119" wrote:
    how do u keep the buffalo bills outta yer front lawn?


    I dont get it :???:















    ya put up goalposts.


    :lol:

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    Re: Bills sign former Vikings C Fowler

    He was a decent stop gap but he was replaced on the roster by Whittle.
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