Crowell visiting with Bills

Bills unrestricted free agent linebacker Angelo Crowell has been a busy traveler this month. With visits to Detroit and Tampa Bay last week, Crowell stopped by One Bills Drive Tuesday.

It appears as though it's a typical free agent visit, which the team confirmed.

"Angelo is in the building today and meeting with individuals," said Bills Vice President of Communications Scott Berchtold.

Crowell is coming off a 2008 season that was spent on injured reserve after he chose to have knee surgery four days prior to the season opener. He had been fighting what became a chronic problem for him for the better part of the last two years.

Through strengthening exercises and rehab he was able to successfully play through the condition in 2007 when he started all 16 games, but when the problem resurfaced this past offseason Crowell's rehab efforts to play through it again were unsuccessful.

Whether Crowell is 100 percent healthy now is unknown, and could be the reason why he has not been signed by anyone 18 days into free agency.

"Once I'm healthy, there's no question in my mind that I can play this game," said Crowell at the end of the 2008 season. "I can play it at a high level. I'll put my game up against any linebacker in the league. I know that I can produce and there's film that shows that I can produce and that's the main thing teams want to see is when I'm healthy."

Re-signing Crowell would help the Bills efforts in addressing the strong side linebacker position that he had manned for 2006 and 2007.  The former third-round pick led the Bills in tackles in 2007 with 140.

Buffalo has also hosted free agent linebackers Cato June, Freddie Keiaho and Jamie Winborn this offseason.

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