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Buffalo Bills sign veteran OT Wayne Hunter

The Buffalo Bills aren't finished adding offensive linemen -- or ex-New York Jets.

The team on Wednesday announced the signing of veteran tackle Wayne Hunter, who spent the majority of his career in Gotham under current Bills coach Rex Ryan before last playing with the St. Louis Rams in 2012.

At 33, Hunter is the opposite of a savior, but he gives the Bills another body after the team was set to march into camp with just four true tackles on the roster.

"He is a guy that did a tremendous job for us early," Ryan said of Hunter's stint with the Jets from 2008 to 2011. "I think in an ideal world there are some players for whatever reason that are better in multiple roles and being almost like a utility guy, playing guard, tackle, tight end. Giving you a lot of that versatility, a smart athletic guy."

Jets fans will remember Hunter as a liability at the position, serving as an open barn door against pass rushers before Gang Green finally traded him to the Rams for another embattled tackle, Jason Smith.

Hunter is a patch for a team planning to pit Cordy Glenn, Seantrel Henderson and Cyrus Kouandjio against each other for two starting spots. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman knows this front five isn't the equal of the mauling line he inherited when he joined the 49ers back in 2011.

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