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ORCHARD PARK NY - NOVEMBER 28: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is sacked by Alez Carrington #92 and Marcus Stroud #99 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 28 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Pittsburgh won 19-16 in overtime. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Marcus Stroud: A big name, but is there anything left? | ProFootballFocus.com
A look back and forward in Marcus Stroud's career from Sam Monson at PFF.

Bills cut the cord on Stroud - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"I'm disappointed, but hey, it's part of the business," Stroud said by phone from his home in Atlanta. "Nothing surprises me. This is a decision the Bills thought they had to go in. You just accept it and keep moving."

Leading Questions: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each AFC East team as it begins preparations for the 2011 season. For the Bills the question is "Can the defense become a difference-maker?"

Marcus Stroud Released
Bills release Stroud - BuffaloBills.com

"Stroud started 45-of-46 games and posted 7.5 sacks since joining Buffalo in 2008 via a trade with Jacksonville. The defensive lineman just completed his 10th NFL season in 2010."

Inside The Bills | The battle for Stroud’s spot
Alex Carrington and Spencer Johnson are the two guys currently on the roster who will be competing for Marcus Stroud's spot.

Inside The Bills | Troup thanks Stroud
"Marcus stroud is a great guy, a great teammate, and a great teacher of this game. He help me make strides during my first season…… I dont think i would have made it through this season without his guidance on and off the field. I thank him for all his help."

Buffalo Bills release defensive end Marcus Stroud | Democrat and Chronicle
"Stroud's departure was not considered a surprise after the 10-year NFL veteran struggled in making the transition in Buffalo's switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme. Stroud was scheduled to make $10 million in base salary over the final two years of his contract, including $4.5 million next season."

Bills Release Marcus Stroud | WIVB.com
"Marcus Stroud was earning big money. He wasn't really suited for the position he was playing. He's also on the wrong side of 30 years old. For those reasons, the Bills released the veteran defensive lineman on Wednesday."

Will Cleveland Show Interest in DT Marcus Stroud? - Dawgs By Nature
The careers of Shaun Rogers and Marcus Stroud have been incredibly linked. Could Dick Jauron bring in Stroud to help with the defense in Cleveland?

Bills Cut Marcus Stroud And Since He's Over 30, Redskins Will Likely Kick The Tires - Hogs Haven
"Stroud, a 3x Pro-Bowler from 2003-2005, has ample size at 6'6", 310 lbs. He's been healthy pretty much his entire career. Buffalo fans seem to agree he was not worth the money and REALLY struggled in the 3-4. "What Buffalo Bill doesn't struggle?" would be my response."

Bills cut the cord on 9-year veteran Stroud - NFL- nbcsports.msnbc.com
"The Stroud trade three years ago was a bad idea and the subsequent $20.5 million extension was even more ill-conceived. Stroud was due $4.5 million in 2011 on the heels of two straight years of poor run defense."

More Bills Links
Ryan Clark rips the owners' 'greed' | National Football Post

"So that’s where I feel like they think they can win because they know they’re not going to get the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars to say we don’t want revenue sharing. They’re not going to win that battle. So we feel like, you fight the battle you can win and that’s against us. So the biggest thing, we have our NFLPA meetings in March, is everyone as much as we can, if they get this type of forum, they need to be able to talk about it intelligently."

Cardinals promote Mike Miller to offensive coordinator | National Football Post
"He’s worked for the Cardinals for the past four seasons and has previous experience in Pittsburgh, where he worked with coach Ken Whisenhunt, and Buffalo."

Driven by family - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills defensive tackle Torell Troup is a self-starter by nature, but it’s his workout buddy that has really helped him move beyond his perceived limits. That partner in the gym is none other than his father, Tory Troup, who is fit as a 40-year old could possibly be."

Inside The Bills | Troup working the core
"I really want to focus more on my core and get it a lot stronger," Troup told Buffalobills.com. "So my dad has been helping me with that because I’m not where he is yet with core strength. I’m taking small steps to it where hopefully I’ll be where I want to be coming into March."

Pick six: Which team most needs a uniform makeover? - USATODAY.com
With news of the Bills changing uniforms, here's a look at some NFL teams, including the Bills, that need a change.

Bills podcast: version 3.0 | Buffalo Wins
"Marcus Stroud getting cut, who will replace his spot, Cam Newton skyrocketing on draftboards, Chris Collins talking to the Bills about extending the lease at the stadium, Bills changing jerseys."

Examining Whether Free Agents Company Should Stay Or Go | Buffalo Wins
Whitner, Stroud, Maybin, and McCargo are gone. Posluszny, Florence, George Wilson, and Ellison are back according to Chris Trapasso.

2011 NFL Draft
Inside The Bills | Kiper has Newton to Bills

"In Buffalo, what you have is an ideal foundation for his career. The Bills can keep Ryan Fitzpatrick around and develop Newton at a slower pace. But given Newton’s total package of skills and size, and his proven ability as a guy who can adapt, deal with adversity and win, he represents a real possibility to land in the top five."

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper - ESPN
"In Buffalo, what you have is an ideal foundation for his career. The Bills can keep Ryan Fitzpatrick around and develop Newton at a slower pace. But given Newton's total package of skills and size, and his proven ability as a guy who can adapt, deal with adversity and win, he represents a real possibility to land in the top five."

Fairley doesn’t have cold feet about Buffalo | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
Nick Mendola spoke with Auburn DL Nick Fairley. Check it out.

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