Bills show interest in two Falcons

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Buffalo Bills have expressed interest in Falcons restricted free agent fullback Corey McIntyre. The Falcons own the right of first refusal with McIntyre, meaning they can match any potential offer sheet the Bills sign him to. But since McIntyre was an undrafted free agent and extended the lowest restricted free agent tender of $927,000, the Falcons will receive no compensation if the Bills’ offer exceeds what the Falcons are willing to pay. McIntyre was a special teams captain for the Falcons last year, and ended the season with 8 stops there.

The Bills are also showing interest in another Falcons free agent, this time tight end Dwayne Blakley, who is an unrestricted free agent. Blakley joined the Falcons at the start of the 2004 season, and has served as the primary backup to Alge Crumpler since then. With Crumpler’s release earlier this month, he is atop the Falcons depth chart at the position. In his four-year career with the Falcons, Blakley has started 9 of 59 games, caught 21 passes for 189 yards (9.0 avg) and 1 touchdown. He had a career high 7 catches last year, despite missing 4 games due to injury.

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