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Buffalo Bills news, 4/16: Buddy Nix talks Jairus Byrd, Kevin Kolb, and the draft

Plus, a glorious first impression of Doug Marrone from quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buddy Nix Comments on Byrd, Kolb and Draft -

"Bills general manager Buddy Nix came on the John Murphy Show and talked about Jairus Byrd's absence at the voluntary work outs, how much they like Kevin Kolb and how he feels about this upcoming draft."

Don't expect Jairus Byrd, agent to give Bills any breaks - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News

"But you must agree Parker did everything he could for his client and without fear of public opinion. That's something to consider with Byrd's contract situation moving forward."

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