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Buffalo Bills News, 2/14: George Wilson Responds To Release As "Business"

George Wilson spoke to Buffalo reporters for the first time since his release earlier this week. Read that, Jim Kelly's thoughts on drafting a quarterback, and much more in today's Bills links.

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Bills short on cap cash for free agents - The Buffalo News

"The release of Barnett saved $3.5 million in cap space. The release of Wilson saved $2.925 million in space."

Gaughan's numbers say that after tendering David Nelson and Jairus Byrd - plus signing this year's rookie class - the Bills will be at about $7.3 million in cap space to re-sign Andy Levitre (which should get the job done). If you're into financial figures, this is the article for you. Gaughan lays it out in an easy to understand manner and is very thorough, including veterans who still could be cut and talking about how much money the team has spent the past two years (a lot).

Poll: Who should be cut to clear Buffalo Bills salary-cap space? - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News

Chris Kelsay and Ryan Fitzpatrick are neck-and-neck with a combined 71 percent of the vote. Terrence McGee and Brad Smith take over before 2 percent of the fools who want to release Mario Williams bring up the rear.

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George Wilson Saw Release Coming |
Wilson: "It's not like they just started rotating me in the offseason. They started rotating Searcy and myself all the way in the offseason. This isn't something that just popped up in the middle of the season. I had the opportunity. I didn't make those plays. And I'm a former Bill now."

Jilted George Wilson wanted to retire a Bill, excited about next job - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"When I took my contract in Buffalo after Donte Whitner left, how those negotiations went, I kind of knew that I was just a Band-Aid to over up the wound for a moment, not for an extended period of time," Wilson told Benigni. "Even though I had every desire to finish my career as a Bill, I understand the business side of it."

Re-Airing: Ralph Wilson - A Living Legacy Special |
Local NBC affiliate WGRZ aired a special last weekend on the life of Ralph Wilson. It will re-air all week if you're in the area. I heard it was appropriate with a lot of interviews.

Inside The Bills | Kiper on type of team Barkley would fit
Kiper on Barkley: "He doesn’t have a great arm, but has good enough arm strength in the right situation, which wouldn’t be Buffalo. It certainly wouldn’t be a cold weather environment."

Inside The Bills | Jim Kelly’s thoughts on Bills QB needs
Kelly: "I don’t think there’s a quarterback in the draft right now, who is worthy of the eighth pick of the draft. But we need linebackers, we’d love to have another big time wide receivers, we need depth. Eighth pick, that’s pretty high." He had more to say, too.

Alex Smith, Super Bowl QBs headline USA TODAY Sports' 21st All-Joe team - USA Today
Leodis McKelvin is the lone Bills representative on this team, but I can't understand how Stevie Johnson was left off the list. It's probably his mouth (read the "About the team" section), but his play is certainly worthy.

Should the Bills consider Jets' castoffs? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
I liked this article better when Brian Galliford wrote it.

Playing tag in the AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Jairus Byrd and Andy Levitre are discussed in this article.