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Buffalo Bills News, 2/22: Buddy Nix, Russ Brandon Talk From Indianapolis

Buddy Nix and Russ Brandon spoke with reporters at the Combine on Thursday. They'll be pretty busy this week talking with agents and potential draft picks, but they shared a ton of information on Thursday.


Bills Focus: Buddy Nix 1-on-1 Combine Interview - VIDEO -
"Bills General Manager Buddy Nix talks with Chris Brown about free agency, the franchise tag, and his thoughts on the quarterbacks in this year's draft."

Bills Focus: Russ Brandon 1-on-1 Combine Interview - VIDEO -
"The Bills President and CEO talks with Chris Brown about meeting with the agents of Buffalo's free agents, the roster cuts that have been made so far, and looking ahead to free agency."

Inside The Bills | Nix on McKelvin: We’d like to keep him
"Leodis is a guy we’d like to keep," said Nix.

Buddy Nix's top three UFA's to re-sign: Byrd, Levitre and ??? - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Bills General Manager Buddy Nix specified cornerback Leodis McKelvin as a player they want back and declared McKelvin would be the starting right cornerback based on the current roster."

Nix, Brandon sidestep questions about Fitzpatrick’s future as a Bill - The Buffalo News
"He’s a member of our football team and if anything changes with Ryan, he’ll be the first to know," Nix said during a meeting with Western New York reporters inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

NFL Combine notebook: Brandon to be busy trying to re-sign players - The Buffalo News
"While General Manager Buddy Nix and Assistant GM Doug Whaley are busy interviewing prospects, team President Russ Brandon is spending the NFL Scouting Combine conducting meetings of his own."

No time table set for transition to Doug Whaley as GM - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Doug, he's locked into Buffalo for the foreseeable future. There's no transition time table or plan. Buddy and I will meet on that when it's appropriate, but we haven't discussed that at all."

Nix: Franchise tag an option for Byrd, Levitre -
"Absolutely it’s an option," Nix told "It’s part of the process and part of the rule and if it comes to that, we’d rather not, but if it comes to that we’ll take advantage of it."

Inside The Bills | Polian thinks Marrone has perfect resume
"He has the exact kind of background that you want—pro player, pro assistant, pro coordinator, college head coach, now NFL head coach. He’s far more ready to be a head coach than someone who’s coming from a coordinator’s position in the NFL, because he’s already dealt with the demands of head coaching."

Inside The Bills | Polian: Bills are "relatively competitive"
"I think it’s a relatively competitive team," he said. "Let’s face it, they took the Pats right to the wire, and but for a bad call, they might have won the game. The Patriots are the team you have to beat, and the division is what you have to win. Nobody’s ever far away in today’s National Football League, that’s for sure."

Inside The Bills | Arm strength weighs in at QB for Bills
"That according to Bills Assistant GM Doug Whaley, who in a live chat with fans on indicated as much." He said it twice during the course of his live chat yesterday morning.

Inside The Bills | Chandler ACL forcing Bills hand
"Certainly tight end is a concern because a guy gets an ACL at the end of the year like Scott (Chandler) did and it limits your time for rehab and you don’t know how strong that guy will come back," said Nix.

Bills refute Pete Metzelaars' claim that Doug Marrone blew him off - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Nix said he asked Marrone to call each coach individually, and that Marrone followed through with that request."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Joe B.'s NFL Draft Report
Follow Joe Buscaglia as he covers the Combine in Indy. His coverage is the best Bills-centric look, in my opinion.

Stadium backers promote Buffalo waterfront proposal at forum - The Buffalo News
"If you build it, they will stay." Question - how on earth can you know that without knowing the next owner?

NYS Development board approves Bills lease agreement -
"We have to have it ratified at the league meeting in March," Bills President and CEO told "There are a couple of steps that need to take place, but I’m confident we’ll get there."