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Buffalo Bills' Takeo Spikes, left, talks with teamamte' Nate Clements, right, upon arrival at the Bills football training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., Thursday, July 27, 2006.

The Buffalo Bills explored trading cornerback Nate Clements to Tampa Bay last week, according to a Sporting News report.

In return, the team would have received defensive tackle Anthony “Booger” McFarland, who ended up being shipped to Indianapolis for a second-round pick.

Buffalo reportedly declined to part with their second-rounder. The NFL's trade deadline has passed.

Prior to Buffalo's game in Detroit last week, a FOX television report said Clements was on the trading block.

Clements was designated the Bills’ franchise player before the season. He has no interceptions in seven games. Per the report, Buffalo doesn’t anticipate striking a deal with Clements at season’s end.

McFarland is the type of defensive tackle the Bills covet, given his experience in the Tampa 2 defensive scheme. Colts head coach Tony Dungy is credited with developing that system.

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