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BDC 3/13: Bills Release QB Fitzpatrick

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 13, 2013 – 9:40 am

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DAILY REPORT

–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bills made the transaction after 4:00 pm in conjunction with the start of the NFL’s calendar year, which began at 4:00 pm ET today, allowing the team to make Fitzpatrick a post June 1st designation.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
General Manager Buddy Nix
On the release of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick:
“We kept every possible option open right down to the wire when we had to make a decision on whether to keep Ryan. In the end, we had to do what we feel is best for our football team and it was a very difficult decision. Ryan did some great things as our starting quarterback. He is a class act, a terrific guy with a great family and has been involved in many charitable endeavors in our community. But difficult decisions often have to be made and so we are moving forward. We wish Ryan and his family the best of luck in the future and offer him our sincere thanks for everything he has done for the Bills.”

PHOTOS OF THE DAY
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DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-Bills hit restart button, release Fitzpatrick

Buffalo News-Fitz never lacked for confidence

Buffalo News-Titans show Levitre the money

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills release Ryan Fitzpatrick

Associated Press-Bills open free agency by cutting QB Fitzpatrick

USA Today-Shocker: Bills release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Auburn Citizen-Buffalo Bills make right decision by cutting Ryan Fitzpatrick

BuffaloBills.com-Ryan Fitzpatrick released by Bills

BuffaloBills.com-Free agency a balance of talent and value

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 

BuffaloBills.com
The John Murphy Show March 12

WGR 550
Bills release Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick says farewell to Buffalo
McKelvin’s deal with Bills worth $17M over 4
3/12 Joe Buscaglia predicts Bills free agency moves and possible draft scenarios
Joe Buscaglia Reports on Release of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

NFL.com
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson shocked with Fitzpatrick release
Bills release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

WIVB
Fitzpatrick, players respond to firing
Levitre heads south
Fitzpatrick on sacking: fond memories
Downstate lawmaker blasts Buffalo Bills

WKBW
Buffalo Bills Release Ryan Fitzpatrick

WGRZ
Assemblyman Blasts Bills Subsidy; Local Leaders Fire Back
Bills Release Fitzpatrick
Levitre Signs With Titans

WHAM
Titans Sign Bills Levitre
Bills Release QB Fitzpatrick

WROC
Bills cut Fitzpatrick

WHEC
Buffalo Bills release quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

YNN
Source: TN agrees on deal with Levitre
Bills’ release of QB Fitzpatrick comes as no surprise to fans
Bills Release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Players react to Fitzpatrick release, Levitre lands almost $8M per year deal, Bills can split cap hit from Fitz release, Jets to pursue free agent QB, WR Gibson, Report: Levitre return unlikely, Report: WR Simpson re-signs with Vikes, CB prospect Howard says Bills interested

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Why you shouldn’t be upset about Leodis McKelvin’s extension
Buffalo’s next QB will be the 11th starter since Jim Kelly retired
Leodis McKelvin’s four-year contract broken down
Bills lose Andy Levitre to Titans
The wait is over: Ryan Fitzpatrick out as Bills quarterback
Tweets from News football writers as Bills announce release of QB Fitzpatrick
Bills rank about 10th in available salary-cap space
Mel Kiper: Bills probably can draft Geno Smith, but should they?

ESPN AFC East Blog
Bills took risk and lost G Andy Levitre
Bills wise to cut QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fox Sports
Bills part ways with Fitzpatrick

NickMendola.com
Fitzmagic Fizzles Out of Buffalo

The Sports Network
Bills part ways with QB Fitzpatrick

Around the League (NFL.com)
Ryan Fitzpatrick: ‘It stinks’ Buffalo Bills released me
Ryan Fitzpatrick cut by Buffalo Bills, who need a QB
Andy Levitre, Delanie Walker now Tennessee Titans

Pro Football Talk
Bills cut Ryan Fitzpatrick
Levitre looking at big money in Nashville

Buffalo Rumblings
Leodis McKelvin Contract Details: 4 Years, $17 Million
2013 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Could Draft A Starting Quarterback
2013 NFL Free Agents: Buffalo Bills Bid, Lost Out On Mike DeVito
2013 NFL Free Agency: Andy Levitre Signs With Tennessee Titans
2013 NFL Free Agency: Ryan Fitzpatrick Released By Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills Salary Cap: $18.5 Million After Leodis McKelvin Contract

Pro Football Talk
Bills release QB Fitzpatrick

AFC East Daily
Former Bills guard Andy Levitre headed to Titans
Bills cut ties with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

All Sports WNY
Buffalo Bills Release Ryan Fitzpatrick


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