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Poll: Buddy Nix's Most Significant Personnel Move To Date

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Buddy Nix has been GM of the Buffalo Bills for 426 days. In that time frame, he has - with input from head coach Chan Gailey - made several significant personnel moves that have helped shape the current form of the team. We're curious which you believe is the most significant to date. The candidates are after the jump, if you care for a dash of perspective before casting your vote.

4/22/10: With his first draft pick in charge - No. 9 overall - Nix drafted Clemson RB C.J. Spiller, who ended his rookie season with 440 total yards and one TD, as well as one kick return TD.

9/27/10: Roughly a week after Gailey benched Trent Edwards in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Nix handed Edwards his walking papers. Claimed by Jacksonville, Edwards appeared in two games for the Jags, throwing for 53% completions, 280 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions.

9/29/10: In his first major long-term re-signing, Nix inked linebacker Chris Kelsay to a four-year extension that could be worth as much as $24 million. Kelsay finished the season with 72 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

10/5/10: After months of speculation, Nix finally traded running back Marshawn Lynch, sending him to Seattle for a 2011 fourth-round pick, and a 2012 sixth-round pick that could become a fifth-rounder. Lynch ran for 706 yards and seven scores in 14 games with Seattle, including two playoff games.

1/1/11: Though he did not play a down for the Bills in 2011 after being claimed off waivers, Nix gave a two-year deal worth potentially $9.25 million per season (according to ESPN) to oft-injured outside linebacker Shawne Merriman.