Would Bills, Falcons pair up for trade?

March, 31, 2014
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Last offseason, the Buffalo Bills came out on the better end of a trade with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Bills received Jerry Hughes in that deal and Hughes set a career high with 10 sacks. The Colts received Kelvin Sheppard, who started seven games and finished with 46 tackles.

Could the Bills pull off another trade this offseason?

In his latest piece for ESPN Insider, Field Yates examines five hypothetical swaps that "won't happen, but make sense in theory." One involves the Bills.

Yates considers a trade that would send linebacker Manny Lawson to the Atlanta Falcons for offensive tackle Sam Baker. Here's part of his explanation as to why it would make sense for the Bills:
Baker, meanwhile, would give Buffalo an option to play opposite Cordy Glenn at either tackle spot. Head coach Doug Marrone is a talented offensive line tutor who could revitalize Baker's play after a down 2013. While Baker signed a lucrative contract last year, the bulk of the guaranteed money has been paid out, softening the financial blow for Buffalo.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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