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E.J. Manuel, not Geno Smith, becomes first quarterback off the board

Apr 25, 2013

Well, the 2013 draft won’t go down as the one without a quarterback taken in the first round. However, that doesn’t mean everything went quite as expected. According to most experts, former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was the top rated signal-caller available in this year’s draft class, but in a bit of a surprise, he wasn’t the first one selected. The Buffalo Bills, who were reportedly never high on Smith, selected a different quarterback in the first round after trading down from the No. 8 spot ( Buffalo gained the Rams’ first, second and seventh round picks) earlier on Thursday…

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Titans agree to deal with former Bills guard Andy Levitre

Mar 13, 2013

Following the retirement of future Hall of Fame guard Steve Hutchinson, the Tennessee Titans hit the free agent market in dire need of a replacement to solidify their offensive line. They found one in former Bills guard Andy Levitre. Titans owner Bud Adams wasted no time opening up the pocketbook to sign Levitre, who, despite maybe not getting the recognition he deserves from the mainstream media as a member of the Buffalo Bills, is widely regarded around the NFL as one of, if not the top up-and-coming offensive guard in the NFL. Levitre joins an offensive line whose top priorities…

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Longtime Bills veteran Chris Kelsay announces his retirement

Feb 28, 2013

After 10 long seasons with the Buffalo Bills, veteran defensive end Chris Kelsay has decided to hang up his cleats for good. Kelsay has been a mainstay on the Buffalo defensive line ever since being selected in the second-round of the 2003 draft. However, a neck injury limited him to just nine games, 14 tackles and two sacks this past season, and after careful consideration, Kelsay has decided that the time to retire is now. ”I just felt physically, and mentally, too, that I was ready to go in a different direction,” Kelsay said, via Yahoo Sports. ”There is a sense…

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Targeting Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib makes sense for Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills

Jan 24, 2013

Now that former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone has officially taken over as the leading man for the Buffalo Bills, it is starting to appear more and more likely that incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t be back under center in 2013. Fitzpatrick wasn’t exactly the league’s worst quarterback last season (he did throw for 3,400 yards and 24 touchdowns). However, the former Harvard standout has become exceptionally turnover prone, tossing 16 picks and losing six fumbles in his third season as the Bills’ starting quarterback. There is also the fact that Marrone, as a new head coach, will likely want to bring…

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Stevie Johnson wants a quarterback competition in Buffalo, open market, draft will provide decent contestants

Jan 22, 2013

The Buffalo Bills’ organization has seen a few changes this offseason, and if star wide receiver Stevie Johnson has his way, there could be another change on the way. Between the free agent market, trades and the 2013 NFL Draft, there will most certainly be a few guys to chose from. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a serviceable starter in his three-plus seasons in Buffalo, but an argument can be made that he isn’t a franchise quarterback. Fitzpatrick may not be one of those “win because of quarterbacks.” And because of that, Johnson is ready to open the door for a…

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Chip Kelly spurns suitors, will return to coach Oregon Ducks

Jan 7, 2013

In what must be a disappointing turn of events for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly had decided not to enter the NFL. According to NFL.com‘s Ian Rapoport, Kelly has informed the Eagles on Sunday that he intends to return to Oregon and will remain the head coach of the Ducks. Kelly had a lengthy meeting with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner on Friday, and another long engagement with Eagles owner Jeff Laurie on Saturday. However, on Sunday it was reported that Nike chairman and Oregon booster Phil Knight was heavily pushing for Kelly to return…

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Bills hire Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone

Jan 6, 2013

The Buffalo Bills are apparently hoping that the recent success of college coaches making the jump to the NFL continues. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Doug Marrone has agreed to leave Syracuse and become the Bills new head coach. Marrone replaces Chan Gailey, who was shown the door after going 16-32 over three seasons. Before ultimately deciding on Marrone, the Bills also interviewed Oregon’s Chip Kelly on Friday and former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith on Saturday. The 48-year old Marrone takes the reins of a Bills team that has not had a winning record since 2004, when it finished…

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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick still wants to start

Dec 22, 2012

As the 2012 season continues to wind to a close, it has become increasingly apparent that the Philadelphia Eagles and former starting quarterback Michael Vick are approaching a split. While Vick’s future beyond 2012 appears just as uncertain as that of the Eagles franchise, there should be no shortage of teams willing to show interest in the veteran quarterback, who has plenty of starting experience. After all, it was this very same premise that allowed Vick to earn an opportunity in Philadelphia just three and a half short years ago. However, while Vick was able to successfully raise himself from third-string project…

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Bills RB Fred Jackson ruled out of Thursday night game against Dolphins

Nov 13, 2012

The Buffalo Bills fell just short against the New England Patriots on Sunday, ultimately losing the divisional contest 37-31. Unfortunately, the Bills also lost a key member of their offense, at least for their next divisional game. Starting running back Fred Jackson was injured near the end of the game, when he took an elbow to the head from Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes. After the game, it was determined that Jackson had sustained a concussion on the play The Bills have a quick turnaround this week, playing host the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, a game Jackson will be…

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Bills RB Fred Jackson expected to play against Patriots, C.J. Spiller will be a game-time decision

Sep 30, 2012

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson hasn’t played since Week 1 (knee), but it appears as if he’s healthy enough to return to the lineup Sunday when the Bills take on the New England Patriots , according to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News. C.J. Spiller is also expected to play, however, the decision will be made after warm-ups, according to Graham. Spiller injured his shoulder last week in the Bills win over the Cleveland Browns. He was initially expected to miss a week, but that now might not be the case. Because Jackson is further along in the recovery…