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Buffalo Bills News, 2/28: Chris Kelsay Announces Retirement

All of today's Buffalo Bills links are reactions to Chris Kelsay's retirement. Check them out.


Kelsay: "I was ready to go in a different direction" -
Chris Kelsay's Q&A with John Murphy.

Bills DE Chris Kelsay calls it a career -
Statements from Kelsay and Buddy Nix as the career Bill talks about Ralph Wilson and the fans.

Bills Veteran Chris Kelsay Retires -
Here's a photo slideshow the team put together of Kelsay's career.

Bills Focus: Chris Kelsay Retires - VIDEO -
"The 10 year NFL veteran talks about his decision to retire, his most memorable moment in the league, and one thing he's most satisfied with as his career comes to an end."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay has hope for Bills fans
Kelsay: "They are due. I think they have the right people in here. Add a few more pieces to the puzzle through the draft, free agency and they are headed in the right direction."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay ready for family time
"I’m going to take at least a year off," he said, " just to enjoy some time with my wife and my three kids. We’ve got a seven year old, a four year old, and a two year old now."

Inside The Bills | Coaching change a minor factor for Kelsay
"I cannot say that it did not weigh in, but it was not a huge factor," said Kelsay of the hiring of Doug Marrone. "After meeting them... I was very intrigued by what they had to say and the direction the organization is going."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay: No playoffs a bitter pill
147 career games. Zero in the post-season.

Inside The Bills | Kelsay a Buffalo Bill, and only a Bill
"It means the world to me, to be honest with you," Kelsay said in an appearance on The John Murphy Show. "When the Bills drafted me in ’03, I always said I wanted to play my entire career with the team that drafted me. I played through two and a half contracts, and I have an opportunity to retire the same place that drafted me."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay was about more than sacks
"I liked to think of myself as a guy that could play every down," he said. "I played the run and rushed the passer as good as a team could hope for. Obviously, you wish you could have more sacks and more game-changing plays, but I think I was a durable player."

Inside The Bills | Reaction to Chris Kelsay’s retirement
Members of the organization and media react on Twitter to the news of Kelsay's retirement.

Poll: Who is the Bills' first-round pick? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Geno Smith is garnering almost a third of the vote with Alec Ogletree narrowly surpassing Cordarrelle Patterson for the runner-up spot.

Chris Kelsay announces his retirement from Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"For 10 years Chris Kelsay has been a first-class professional, so it came as no surprise Wednesday that he announced his retirement from the Buffalo Bills in a truly professional manner."

Inside The Bills | Brandon: "It’s a different day"
"It’s a different day," Brandon said Wednesday night on The John Murphy Show. "We’ve had individuals like Chris, who made his announcement today, Terrence McGee, George Wilson, Nick Barnett-guys who’ve contributed over the years, who are no longer with us."

Editor's Note: The Buffalo News' website was down this morning. We'll have their reaction to Kelsay's retirement tomorrow.