INDIANAPOLIS -- Bills General Manager Buddy Nix and coach Chan Gailey have expressed confidence in left tackle Demetrius Bell, who started all 16 games last season. They also have talked about the promise they see in right tackle Erik Pears, a former starter from Denver who they added to the roster in December. Ed Wang, a fifth-round pick last year, is the only other tackle on the roster who saw action last year - not counting Cordaro Howard, who was shifted to guard.
So does Gailey see offensive tackle as a crying need for the Bills in the draft?
"It's not a crying need, but there's tears," the coach told The News Wednesday.