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Easley already geared for 2011 -
"His surgery was considered significant as he had a scope to repair loose and damaged cartilage in his knee. Only around the first week in December did he finally feel back to 100 percent."

Inside The Bills | Pears could start Sunday
When asked if Pears could start on Sunday in the season finale he didn’t rule it out. "Sure," Gailey said. "To be honest with you where we are right now anybody that’s played any amount of time has a chance to start this week."

Inside The Bills | Hangartner likely to dress
"Geoff is getting a lot closer," said Gailey. "I think there’s maybe a chacne. We’re trying be smart about that with it being the last game. Do we want to risk it? We’ll see how it goes this week. I certainly think he’s got a great chance to be active and if we had an emergency he’d certainly give us the best chance to win. But to expose him to a whole ball game I’m not sure about that."

Twitter / @TWHITNER
The GOOD news is I signed A contract...

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By signing this contract I saved money by switching my car Insurance to GEICO hahaha

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I WANT TO be a BILL! MY heart is here....but

Chan Gailey Monday Update (7:40) -
"The Bills head coach talks about the rotation at right tackle, trying to finish the season on a positive note, and how he asseses the offense at this point."

Inside The Bills | Fitz could miss Wed.
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey indicated that QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could miss Wednesday’s practice. Fitzpatrick was more sore than he has been after Sunday’s game against the Patriots, but insisted he’d be fine. Donald Jones, who was dazed after a hard fall on the frozen turf after trying to make a catch along the sideline, also may miss Wednesday’s practice."

Nelson's status in question - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic updates the Bills injury situation and other news and notes from OBD.

Good blocking boosted Patriots' running game - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills couldn't stop New England running backs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead because they couldn't contend with the Patriots' blocking scheme."

New Year's wish list for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Leo and Sal give their New Year's wishes for the Bills." Andrew Luck is at the top.

Buffalo Bills project to draft fourth - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham shows where the Bills are currently drafting.

Bills WR Nelson Hopes To Play, Gailey Says No - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"I don't think [sitting out] is set in stone yet," said Nelson. "We kind of came back today and kind of re-evaluated some things. I think the process now is heavy treatment, try and see where it goes and take it day by day. But nothing has been ruled out so far yet."

All-Star Team and the USO to Bring Troops Overseas a Taste of Home -
Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and Andre Reed are all overseas playing some football with troops.

2010 Tostitos Connect to Home Bowl | USO
Pictures from the trip.

Fitz takes blame for turnovers|
"If you look at offensively what happened, it was turnovers," Fitzpatrick told News 4 Sports. "I'm the guy that you've got to look at with that. There's some stuff that I just need to do better, play smarter. To me, I feel like it's correctable."

Fitzpatrick embarrassed after Bills' sloppy effort - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"As Ryan Fitzpatrick slowly limped toward the training room, it was hard to tell what bothered him more: his aching body or his shaky performance in Buffalo’s last game. The quarterback was treated Monday for an assortment of physical ailments, but he couldn’t shake the guilt he felt after committing five of the Bills’ seven turnovers in Sunday’s 34-3 loss to the New England Patriots."

Lose and You're in (the Quarterback Sweepstakes) - Field Gulls
John Morgan takes a look at the top of the draft to see who may draft a franchise QB.

Should the New York Jets Rest Their Starters Against the Buffalo Bills? - Gang Green Nation
John Butchko asks Jets fans at our sister site if Rex Ryan should rest his starters this Sunday.

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'We Deserve To Win' In Week 17 - CBS New York
"That’s the goal," Fitzpatrick said. "The guys in the locker room, the way we’ve fought and played all season long, I think we deserve to win. And that’s what we’re going to try to go out there and do."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"December 28, 1996 -- Call it The Last Roundup. The Bills lost a home playoff game to Jacksonville, 30-27. It turned out that it was the last time that Jim Kelly and Kent Hull would ever suit up in a Buffalo uniform, and the last time Thurman Thomas had a 1,000-yard season."

Bills Game Balls : Buffalo Sports Daily
Some Bills players and fans earned a game ball from Patrick Moran this week.

Bills Better Off Losing : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran wants the Bills to lose their last game.