|03-13-2013, 10:42 PM||#1|
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Ex-Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Says 'It Stinks' He Was Released
Ryan Fitzpatrick once was viewed as the centerpiece of the Buffalo Bills' future. Now he's out of work. Just another reminder of the constantly shifting landscape of the NFL.
Fitzpatrick spoke with WGR-AM on Tuesday, hours after he learned of his release during a flight to Arizona.
"This isn't something that all of a sudden was thrown at me, I was blindsided by it, this is something that we talked about for a week or two," Fitzpatrick said. "It was a lot of just private conversations. It was nice for it to be kind of left between me and (general manager Buddy Nix) and not played out through the media.
"It stinks. I really did enjoy being a Buffalo Bill, and unfortunately we couldn't get anything worked out."
Fitzpatrick said there were "discussions" about restructuring his contract in a way that would allow him to return, though he acknowledged he and Nix "didn't come close" to agreeing on numbers.
"Obviously I'm not the one making those decisions, but you kind of have an idea at this point," Fitzpatrick said. "But looking at the current roster, I don't think there was any way I wasn't gonna be the guy for this next season. And so, that was my mindset going in to it."
|03-14-2013, 12:22 AM||#4|
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I could be mistaken, but I believe that leaves this man as the only Harvard alum currently on an NFL roster.
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