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BDC 2/28: Kelsay Announces Plans to Retire

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on February 28, 2013 – 9:38 am

–Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay has informed the team of his plans to retire. Kelsay met with Buddy Nix late yesterday afternoon and informed the Bills General Manager of his decision. Kelsay was selected by Buffalo in the second-round (48th overall) of the 2003 NFL draft out of Nebraska.

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–The Marine Trades Association of WNY will be hosting its annual Boat Show in the Bills HealthyZone Fieldhouse. The event runs throughout the week with the last viewing on Sunday, March 3rd. Adult admission is $7 and children 12 and under are free. Visit for more information. Below is a look at the schedule:

  • Thursday, 2/28 – 12pm-9pm
  • Friday, 3/1 – 12pm-9pm
  • Saturday, 3/2 – 10am-9pm
  • Sunday, 3/3 – 10am-5pm

Bills GM Buddy Nix
On the retirement of DE Chris Kelsay:
“Chris has been the consummate professional throughout his career and we will miss him. He always gave 100 percent, regardless of the situation and regardless of the score. He did everything with class and was an excellent team leader. Everyone in our organization from the players to the coaches to the front office personnel have the utmost respect for Chris. I know he will be successful in whatever he chooses to do next and I speak for everyone at One Bills Drive when I say that we wish him and his family nothing but the best.”

Bills DE Chris Kelsay finished his career with 522 tackles (305 solo), 90 quarterback hits, 21 passes defensed, two safeties, eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He appeared in 147 games and made 120 starts in his 10-year career (2003-12) with Buffalo and totaled 32.5 sacks – which stands as the ninth-most in franchise history. Kelsay is one of three Buffalo defensive linemen (Ron McDole – 6 and Aaron Schobel – 3) to record three interceptions with the Bills.


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Associated Press-Bills DE Chris Kelsay announces plans to retire DE Chris Kelsay calls it a career are they now? Don Beebe ”I was ready to go in a different direction”

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Brandon: “It’s a different day”, Kelsay has hope for Bills fans, Kelsay ready for family time, Coaching change a minor factor for Kelsay, Kelsay: No playoffs a bitter pill, Kelsay a Buffalo Bill, and only a Bill, Kelsay was about more than sacks, Reaction to Chris Kelsay’s retirement, Mort on moving free agency: “Shame on them”, Bills need QB who can “let it rip”-Mortensen, Cards interested in Cassel?, Texans feigning quarterback interest?, Smith trade removes QB suitor for Bills, Mortensen-time to focus on free agents, 49ers dealers in draft after Smith trade?, Mathieu is ‘Honey Badger’ no more

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
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Ryan Nassib likes idea of Bills, but Eagles his ‘dream come true’

The Sports Network
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ESPN AFC East Blog
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Pro Football Talk
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Pro Football Weekly
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AFC East Daily
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NFL Rapid Reports
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All Sports WNY
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