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Buffalo Bills news, 4/18: Nigel Bradham gets his chance to shine

The former fourth round pick looks to take over the spot vacated by Nick Barnett as the leader of the linebacker unit.

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

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"You know, I don’t know that I’m anticipating a lot. I think there is a better chance because of the rookie wage scale," Nix said. "I think that helps movement. But all I can tell you is that we’re open for business and we’re going to answer all of the calls."

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Bradham: "I see myself fitting in well. I feel like the scheme is really good for me, as far as where I can use my speed, my ability to cover and pretty much be able to get some big plays and big hits on some guys this season. I felt like the scheme fits me pretty well as an overall linebacker."

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