Found March 12, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Another AFC East team is now without a true starting quarterback. The Bills announced shortly after the free-agency period began Tuesday afternoon that they have released Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has been the starter in Buffalo since 2009. The Harvard grad would have been owed a $3 million bonus by the team had he remained under contract until Wednesday. Fitzpatrick’s release comes just hours after a bizarre phone conversation between Bills general manager Buddy Nix and Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik surfaced on Deadspin. During the conference call — set up by a pair of prank callers — Nix touched on his signal caller’s struggles over the past few seasons, saying, ”We’re still struggling here with our quarterback. … We’re not really struggling — he’s going to have to do something, or we’ll have to. “We just can’t afford to pay that kind of money for a guy who’s fighting for probably a backup job,” he told Dominik. Fitzpatrick, who completed 60.6 percent of his passes with 24 touchdow
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