Tinoisamoa, cut by the St. Louis Rams because new coach Steve Spagnuolo wants bigger linebackers, visited the Bills last week. Tinoisamoa is scheduled to visit the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles within the next few days and then choose the best fit among the three suitors.
Tinoisamoa led the Rams in tackles four of his six seasons. He recorded 135 last year, with three sacks and two forced fumbles.
Bills coach Dick Jauron has been known to sacrifice size for mobility at linebacker. Tinoisamoais listed at 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, but he reportedly played closer to 220 pounds last year.
Tinoisamoa played weak-side linebacker in the Rams' 4-3 alignment. The Bills, the AFC East's only 4-3 team, could upgrade that spot.
Keith Ellison is their returning starter, but the Bills could do better than the former sixth-round pick. He would make a fine backup at a position the Bills have lacked depth.