While his agent says the Bills want Corey McIntyre back, the fullback is going to test free agency. That and more in today's links.
"It comes down to priorities, not needs. Quarterback is their biggest need, but it doesn’t mean it’s their top priority. If Nix makes the right moves, he can satisfy both and walk away satisfied that the Bills were in better shape when he left than when he arrived."
Bucky Gleason brings good opinions to the table in this column. It's true that many GMs and draft experts don't agree on the quarterback class, and none may be worthy of the No. 8 pick. The flaw in his argument are the GMs and draft experts who do. If Buffalo waits on a quarterback they like, that signal caller could be gone. And in a class with a lot of warts, they'd better grab the one they like earlier rather than later. In an ideal world, Nix could draft his guy in the second round. Since the rookie wage scale was introduced, quarterbacks fly off the board, and that's the counterpoint that needs to be made.
Agent: Bills interested in Corey McIntyre, but free agency awaits - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"He's established himself as one of the best fullback/special-teamers in the league, and right now it looks like we're going to wait for the start of free agency before making any decisions."
Where are they now? Don Beebe - BuffaloBills.com
Catching up with Beebe.
Bills' defensive purge totals eight captaincies, 38 seasons, 500 games - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Here is a breakdown of how much experience has been deducted from Buffalo's roster with these four players."
Russ Brandon: Bills 'haven't been relevant for way too long' - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
Brandon: "We've got to get back to the playoffs, and we've got to start making some dents into being significant and being relevant in this league. We haven't been relevant for way too long. So it's time to change that, time to change the culture."
With 15 draft picks expected, 49ers prime trade partners for Bills - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
With more picks than they have available spots on their roster, the San Fransisco 49ers should be looking to move up the draft board, becoming trade partners for a lot of teams.
WGR 550 SportsRadio - How Kelsay Retiring Affects Bills' Cap
"The Bills can either elect to count the entire $800,000 against their 2013 cap and save a total of $4.175 million this year and the whole $4.995 million in 2014, or they can allow the $400,000 to take affect in both 2013 and 2014. If they choose the latter option, the Bills will save $4.575 million this season and $4.595 million in 2014."
31 Reasons why NFL teams hate the Patriots - NFL.com
"The Patriots had a surplus of quarterbacks after the 2001 season, so, of course, the Bills ended up with Drew Bledsoe and not Tom Brady."
Top 85 free agents: Mike Wallace heads best available - NFL.com
Jairus Byrd is one of four "never gonna get them" players while Andy Levitre is the fifth-ranked "impact starter."