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Report: Buffalo Bills Offer A 3rd Round Pick For Gonzalez

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Nothing is confirmed yet but Warpaint Illustrated is reporting (via the Buffalo Bills home page because I'm too cheap for a WPI subscription) that the Bills have offered a 3rd round pick for the services of Tony Gonzalez.

From the Bills homepage:

With NFC East rivals Philadelphia and the NY Giants in the running for Tony Gonzalez’s services via trade it could drive up the price for the perennial Pro Bowl tight end. WarpaintIllustrated.com, a team outfit under the Scout.com umbrella is reporting that the Bills have offered a third-round pick for Gonzalez.

Meanwhile they’re reporting that the Giants are willing to offer more than their original offer of a 6th round selection. If Philadelphia and the Giants start competing with one another naturally the asking price goes up, which could make things more difficult for a team like Buffalo if they are in fact a part of these trade talks, which has not been confirmed by One Bills Drive to this point.

The Chiefs have been historically slow in confirming these types of rumors to the media so don't expect much out of them.

If the Bills have indeed made an offer (again, nothing has been confirmed at this point) then it appears a deal with someone is inevitable.  We had heard earlier that the Chiefs' asking price was a 3rd rounder but the Giants were stuck on a 6th rounder.  So, if the Bills offer is legit, then the best case scenario is that we get a bidding war going.

Here is the link to the WPI article (but you need a password for access).

H/T to Brian at Buffalo Rumblings and AP commenter dkugler838 for the heads up.