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With the NFL Combine bearing down and Tarvaris Jackson's contract numbers consistently in the news, Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to be mentioned as a cap casualty in offseason previews. That and more in today's links.
"Chris Brown and John Murphy sit down to preview the 2013 NFL Combine, and talk about a couple of positions of need for the Bills."
The pair goes through the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and linebackers appearing at the Combine, with a brief conversation on tight end as well. The team is certainly going to be heavy into Combine coverage this week and weekend. This is a good primer.
While Jairus Byrd's stock is rising, the Bills' quarterback situation is falling, says James Walker. He also states that with Tarvaris Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick and a drafted rookie the team "won't be in position to challenge New England in 2013." I'm at a loss for how Alex Smith would have changed that or the addition of "another significant veteran quarterback," as if there is an abundance of those guys available that could help the Bills challenge New England.
Graham: Stress and anxiety at Combine - BuffaloBills.com
"Appearing recently on the John Murphy Show, Graham shared some of his Combine experiences from last winter including the things that kept him up at night during his three days in Indianapolis."
Inside The Bills | OL Brown had a long rehab
"Some older Bills fans might remember when Andre Reed tore his hamstring away from the bone and missed a large portion of the 1995 season. Colin Brown, who was starting at right guard in Week 5 at San Francisco, had a very similar injury in that game. Brown tore his hamstring from the bone."
WGR 550 SportsRadio - Source: Bills QB Jackson's Deal Worth $1.75m
It's on the home page, but here's the link to Jackson's contract numbers.
AFC veterans on the roster bubble - NFL.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a candidate for release, as is Erik Pears in a mild surprise, considering he was signed to a new deal last off-season. He did have an awful year.