It’s not that tackle Chris Hairston and linebacker Tank Carder are that good or bad.
But the Bills doubtless prefer having them this morning than Marshawn Lynch, after his DUI arrest Saturday.
As Tim Graham of the Buffalo News pointed out, Hairston and Carder are the players chosen with the 2011 fourth-round pick and 2012 fifth-rounder the Bills got in exchange for Lynch when they shipped him to Seattle in 2010.
They might have gotten more for him if they had played their cards right (such as moving him before drafting C.J. Spiller in the first round of the 2010 Draft, to pair with Fred Jackson), but at the moment, they’re simply relieved he’s somebody else’s problem.
Lynch is likely in line for another suspension since he’s officially a repeat offender.
The three-game suspension in 2009 came after a hit-and-run accident was followed by a gun arrest which led to a plea to a misdemeanor charge. After being arrested Saturday in his hometown of Oakland for driving under the influence, there’s likely another visit to Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office in his future.
There were reports the Bills could have gotten a third-rounder out of the Saints before shipping him to Seattle, but at the moment, they’ll just take solace in the face he’s John Schneider and Pete Carroll’s headache.