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Bills exploring QB options?

Posted by Chris Brown on August 12, 2009 – 8:43 pm

According to NFL Network reporter Jason LaCanfora the Bills are exploring their options at quarterback behind Trent Edwards.

He says the Bills are “sniffing around” for backup options at quarterback. This naturally has everyone speculating that Buffalo may have an interest in Michael Vick.

I don’t see the Bills bringing Vick to Buffalo. It would undermine the commitment and investment in time that they’ve made to Edwards. Brian Griese or Gus Frerotte however, are available options.

I’m not saying I know they’re looking around, but if LaCanfora’s sources are giving him accurate information then I think those veterans are more likely options for Buffalo than Vick.

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Frerotte now available

Posted by Chris Brown on February 27, 2009 – 9:45 pm

As expected with the trade for Sage Rosenfels complete, the Vikings have released veteran QB Gus Frerotte. That according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Wouldn’t be surprised if the Bills brought Frerotte in for a visit.
Here are his stats from this past season when he started 11 games.

G   GS  Cmp  Att  Pct.  Yards  Y/A  TD  INT  Sk   Rtg 
11  11  178  301  59.1  2,157  7.2   12   15     29  73.7

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Rosenfels acquisition mean Frerotte on outs in Minny?

Posted by Chris Brown on February 27, 2009 – 3:29 pm

With Sage Rosenfels traded to Minnesota and set to compete with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job, you’ve got to believe that the release of Gus Frerotte is inevitable. Frerotte wouldn’t be a bad option for Buffalo as a veteran backup, provided he understands that would be his role and nothing more.

Frerotte was still lobbying to be the starter in Minnesota next year with a year left on his contract. Perhaps being released by the Vikings, if and when it happens will have him more accepting of a reserve role.

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QB Frerotte could be available

Posted by Chris Brown on February 23, 2009 – 8:03 pm

With the report out that a trade is imminent between Houston and Minnesota, which would ship QB Sage Rosenfels to the Vikings, one would have to think that Gus Frerotte could be released.

Frerotte would be a good fit as a veteran backup in Buffalo. Two members of Buffalo’s organization said at the NFL Combine that a veteran QB would be a preference as a backup to starter Trent Edwards.

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Vikes have made no decision on Birk

Posted by Chris Brown on January 9, 2009 – 2:08 pm

Vikings head coach Brad Childress had a season wrap up press conference following his team’s Wild Card playoff loss to Philadelphia. The Minneapolis Star Tribune provided some details.

He was asked about whether or not a decision had been made on what they’re going to do with some of their free agents including Matt Birk.

Childress said at this point no decision has been made on Birk. Birk just completed a long term deal this season. He’s 32, but is believed to still have a couple of quality years left in him.

I think he’s a viable option to upgrade Buffalo’s center position. You sign him to a two-year deal and draft a center in the spring to groom behind him.

Childress also said he understands Frerotte’s frustration that he didn’t start in the playoff game over Tavaris Jackson, but he said that Frerotte is a team guy, so it’s unclear as to whether everything is cool between the veteran QB and Childress. Frerotte still has a year left on his deal and Childress also said they’d be in the market for another quarterback.

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Frerotte pulls a Flutie

Posted by Chris Brown on January 6, 2009 – 5:53 pm

Gus Frerotte apparently feels the same way Doug Flutie did after the other QB was picked to start a Wild Card playoff game.

Frerotte told Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports that he feels he would have given the Vikings a better chance to win in their playoff game against the Eagles last week, which the Vikings lost.

Flutie did the same thing not long after ‘Home Run Throwback.’ In fact Flutie took it a little further, saying the Bills would have won had he started instead of Rob Johnson.

Frerotte still has a year left on his contract, but this comment might get him out of that deal prematurely.

Oh and can someone remind Flutie that the Bills were up 16-15 after Johnson’s last offensive drive of the game, before… you know that special teams play.

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