Found November 21, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
Just in case the Buffalo Bills are regretting the decision to give quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick a six-year, $59 million deal they can walk away from nearly $49 million of it after the end of this season. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk , p er a league source, the Bills could trade or cut Fitzpatrick before the seventh day of the 2012 league year and owe him nothing further than the $3.22 million base salary he was already due to earn in 2011 and the $10 million signing bonus he was paid upon inking the new deal last month. On the seventh day of the 2012 league year, the Bills owe Fitzpatrick a $5 million option bonus.  If they don’t exercise the option, Fitzpatrick’s base salary for 2012 would increase from $2.8 million to $7.8 million, and it would be fully guaranteed for injury only. In 2013, Fitzpatrick has a $3 million roster bonus, which also is guaranteed for injury only, along with a base salary of $4.25 million, $3.2 million of which is guaranteed for injury only. In 2014, there’s another $3 million roster bonus (non-guaranteed) and a non-guaranteed base salary of $4.35 million. For 2015, 2016, [...]

Fitzptrick's Big Deal Has Big Question Mark

Mike Florio of is reporting that Ryan Fitzpatrick’s new deal leaves the Bills an opportunity to get out if things don’t turn out. Fitzpatrick is really struggling as of late filling up the interception column every week. With the Bills falling out of the playoff picture, could Ryan Fitzpatrick see the zeros disappearing from his [...]

Losses have chipped at confidence

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said the last three games have been very humbling and didn’t deny that blowout losses can chip away at a team’s confidence. When asked specifically if the team’s confidence has been affected by the lopsided games Fitz said the following. “It’s definitely been drained a little bit the last few weeks, especially the way that we’ve lost and falling...

Fitz contract breakdown

Details of Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract extension are in, and as advertised, it makes him the 16th-highest paid starting QB in the league, with an average salary of $9.83 million a year. Fitzpatrick got a $10 million signing bonus this year. He gets a $5 million option bonus in March. His base salaries are $2.8 million next year, $4.25 million in 2013, $4.35 million in 2014, ...

Let’s Blow, Buffalo

As Chris Berman always says, no one circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately, the Bills appear to be perpetually traveling as members of the Donner Party. A once-promising season is swirling down the toilet after the Bills lost their third-straight game on Sunday, this one a 35-8 blowout at the hands of previously impotent Miami, which has suddenly won three...

Audio following today's loss

The Buffalo Bills are left searching for answers after their latest blowout loss. Here from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and coach Chan Gailey here. Ryan Fitzpatrick Coach Chan Gailey ---Jay Skurski  

Bills Not up for the Challenge; Blown Out by Dolphins

The Bills were not up to the challenge as they fell to Miami 35-8 The Bills just never showed up. That would be the best way to recap the Bills 35-8 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, which drops them to 5-5 on the season and tied for second place in the AFC East. Buffalo put together a nice drive to start the game but everything went bad from there as the Dolphins annihilated...

C.J. shoulders blame

C.J. Spiller was as big a part of Sunday’s game plan as he has been in weeks. His role got even bigger in the second half when Fred Jackson went out with a leg injury. What frosted Spiller was being unable to convert on 1st-and-goal from the two and 2nd-and-goal from the one. “That’s on me, I should have punched that in,” said Spiller. ”I’ll dwell on that watching it...
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