–Buddy Nix will transition as the team’s Executive Vice President/General Manager to the position of Special Assistant, as was announced yesterday.
–Bills RB Fred Jackson will be a celebrity judge this evening at BAND Against Bullying at the Center of the Arts on the campus of UB North. BAND Against Bullying seeks to raise community awareness of bullying related issues and challenges and to raise support of anti-bullying legislation, education, and other related efforts, through an inter-school arts competition related to the theme of DIGNITY.
–Buffalo Bills season ticket holders will have early access to purchase additional individual game tickets beginning Wednesday. Details for season ticket holders can be found here.
–The Bills will hold voluntary Organized Team Activities this week at One Bills Drive.
7:30 AM – Eric Wood – The Howard Simon Show (WGR 550 – Buffalo) Listen Here
7:55 AM – Arthur Moats – The Break Room (96.5 WCMF – Rochester)
8:30 AM – Buddy Nix – The Howard Simon Show (WGR 550 – Buffalo) Listen Here
QUOTE OF THE DAY
BILLS SPECIAL ASSISTANT BUDDY NIX ON TRANSITIONING FROM GENERAL MANAGER:
“I’ve made this decision to step away from the General Manager’s position because I feel it is the right time. By the ‘right time’ I mean I think we have a good young roster, an excellent head coach with a good staff, and it’s time to let someone else handle these responsibilities and move forward together.
Timing is the main thing, but there are other benefits as well. This job is very demanding with a 24-7 schedule of responsibilities. This new position will enable me to spend more time with my family. I appreciate the opportunity given to me by Mr. Wilson and Russ and I’m fortunate to step away from the job and still remain a part of the team. I feel strongly that the team is on the right course for success.
We have some excellent talent on our team and Coach Marrone and his staff are doing a terrific job in leading and teaching the players we have on our roster. I was very impressed with the 24 rookies we had in this past weekend and I’m very excited about the upcoming season. I think this is going to be an exciting time for our team and our fans.”
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