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March 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Matt Hasselbeck and the Tennessee Titans wasted little time moving on after their breakup on Monday. Hours after releasing the veteran quarterback, the Titans signed former Buffalo Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick as backup to Jake Locker, who won Tennessee's starting job from Hasselbeck before the start of last season. Hasselbeck, whose release from the Titans probably had a lot to do with his $5.5-million contract and $7.5-million salary-cap hit, landed on his feet as well, signing with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday morning.
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March 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Matt Hasselbeck and the Tennessee Titans wasted little time moving on after their breakup on Monday. Hours after releasing the veteran quarterback, the Titans signed former Buffalo Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick as backup to Jake Locker, who won Tennessee's starting job from Hasselbeck before the start of last season. Hasselbeck, whose release from the Titans probably had a lot to do with his $5.5-million contract and $7.5-million salary-cap hit, landed on his feet as well, signing with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday morning.
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March 12, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Having already changed coaches this off-season, the Buffalo Bills are starting from scratch at quarterback too. In their first move once the NFL's free-agency period opened Tuesday, the Bills released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after two-plus inconsistent seasons as starter. The decision came after Fitzpatrick and the team were unable to reach an agreement to restructure the quarterback's contract, and a day before the he was due a $3-million bonus. Fitzpatrick's up-and-down performance and his expensive contract were factors in his release.
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March 12, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Having already changed coaches this off-season, the Buffalo Bills are starting from scratch at quarterback too. In their first move once the NFL's free-agency period opened Tuesday, the Bills released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after two-plus inconsistent seasons as starter. The decision came after Fitzpatrick and the team were unable to reach an agreement to restructure the quarterback's contract, and a day before the he was due a $3-million bonus. Fitzpatrick's up-and-down performance and his expensive contract were factors in his release.
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September 22, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buffalo Bills is from Harvard, and that makes him unique. He's the only quarterback from that school to become an NFL starter. But there's an everyman side to this son of a rocket scientist, and not just because he proposed to his wife at a McDonald's. "Actually," he said, "it was a McDonald's connected to a gas station. " Fitzpatrick, you see, is a stickler for accuracy. That shows up on Sundays. In two games — both Buffalo victories — he has thrown for seven touchdowns with one interception, directing a team that leads the NFL in scoring with 39.5 points per game.
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December 4, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a smart young man. He's the first quarterback from Harvard to throw a pass in the NFL, and he's an instant rookie sensation in St. Louis after coming off the bench to bring the Rams back from the dead last Sunday at Houston. But he doesn't know everything. "Everybody expects me to know every answer to every question," he told reporters this week. "During training camp some guys were in a big, heated discussion. So I walked over to see what they were talking about.
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September 20, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Chan Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick versus Bill Belichick and Tom Brady would appear to be a mismatch, and perhaps it will be. Yet, at least one last-place team from the previous season has made the playoffs in eight consecutive NFL seasons, and Gailey's Buffalo Bills are operating like this year's best candidate to do it … with Fitzpatrick under center. "It's a great feeling knowing you're going to get the job done even before you have," Fitzpatrick said Sunday after throwing for 264 yards and three touchdowns, including the deciding touchdown toss to wide receiver David Nelson with 14 seconds remaining.
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August 27, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tarvaris Jackson is now a member of the Buffalo Bills, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Vince Young sent out a message via Twitter that suggests he is no long part of the team. [Updated at 9:44 a.m.: The Bills have announced they have released Young. ] A trade that sends quarterback Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Bills is said to have been completed, although there has been no official confirmation from either team. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll did say Sunday night that a deal was in the works.
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October 16, 2011 | By Athan Atsales
at Atlanta 31, Carolina 17: Cam Newton, who grew up a few miles from Georgia Dome, gave patrons what they wanted — a Panthers loss. at Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17: Sixth hint that the Colts stink minus Peyton Manning and will compete for the top pick of 2012 draft. San Francisco 25, at Detroit 19: Lions recall when they were as giddy as 49ers' Jim Harbaugh after a win. The last five weeks, in fact. at Green Bay 24, St. Louis 3: Rams can't feel too good about Packers complaining about a terrible performance after a 21-point victory.
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September 27, 2010 | Wire reports
The winless Buffalo Bills released fourth-year quarterback Trent Edwards on Monday. Edwards, 26, was selected by the Bills in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft but has struggled with injuries and consistency. The Bills' offense ranked last in the NFL in yards and points after Buffalo lost its first two games when Edwards was then benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bills lost again, 38-30, to the New England Patriots, on Sunday, but Fitzpatrick completed 20 of 28 passes for 247 yards with two touchdowns and two late interceptions.
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August 27, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tarvaris Jackson is now a member of the Buffalo Bills, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Vince Young sent out a message via Twitter that suggests he is no long part of the team. [Updated at 9:44 a.m.: The Bills have announced they have released Young. ] A trade that sends quarterback Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Bills is said to have been completed, although there has been no official confirmation from either team. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll did say Sunday night that a deal was in the works.
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October 31, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Talk about a quarterback sneak. San Francisco's Alex Smith has become a pretty reliable quarterback, right under our noses. The former No. 1 pick, who many times looked to be on his way out the door, has done a very respectable job for the 49ers, who at 6-1 have the NFL's second-best record to the 7-0 Green Bay Packers. With the midway point of the season approaching, Smith is one of several players around the league who have stepped up in a big way, either emerging from the shadows or — in the case of Smith — redefining how people think of them.
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October 16, 2011 | By Athan Atsales
at Atlanta 31, Carolina 17: Cam Newton, who grew up a few miles from Georgia Dome, gave patrons what they wanted — a Panthers loss. at Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17: Sixth hint that the Colts stink minus Peyton Manning and will compete for the top pick of 2012 draft. San Francisco 25, at Detroit 19: Lions recall when they were as giddy as 49ers' Jim Harbaugh after a win. The last five weeks, in fact. at Green Bay 24, St. Louis 3: Rams can't feel too good about Packers complaining about a terrible performance after a 21-point victory.
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September 22, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buffalo Bills is from Harvard, and that makes him unique. He's the only quarterback from that school to become an NFL starter. But there's an everyman side to this son of a rocket scientist, and not just because he proposed to his wife at a McDonald's. "Actually," he said, "it was a McDonald's connected to a gas station. " Fitzpatrick, you see, is a stickler for accuracy. That shows up on Sundays. In two games — both Buffalo victories — he has thrown for seven touchdowns with one interception, directing a team that leads the NFL in scoring with 39.5 points per game.
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September 20, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Chan Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick versus Bill Belichick and Tom Brady would appear to be a mismatch, and perhaps it will be. Yet, at least one last-place team from the previous season has made the playoffs in eight consecutive NFL seasons, and Gailey's Buffalo Bills are operating like this year's best candidate to do it … with Fitzpatrick under center. "It's a great feeling knowing you're going to get the job done even before you have," Fitzpatrick said Sunday after throwing for 264 yards and three touchdowns, including the deciding touchdown toss to wide receiver David Nelson with 14 seconds remaining.
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September 27, 2010 | Wire reports
The winless Buffalo Bills released fourth-year quarterback Trent Edwards on Monday. Edwards, 26, was selected by the Bills in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft but has struggled with injuries and consistency. The Bills' offense ranked last in the NFL in yards and points after Buffalo lost its first two games when Edwards was then benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bills lost again, 38-30, to the New England Patriots, on Sunday, but Fitzpatrick completed 20 of 28 passes for 247 yards with two touchdowns and two late interceptions.
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October 31, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Talk about a quarterback sneak. San Francisco's Alex Smith has become a pretty reliable quarterback, right under our noses. The former No. 1 pick, who many times looked to be on his way out the door, has done a very respectable job for the 49ers, who at 6-1 have the NFL's second-best record to the 7-0 Green Bay Packers. With the midway point of the season approaching, Smith is one of several players around the league who have stepped up in a big way, either emerging from the shadows or — in the case of Smith — redefining how people think of them.
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December 20, 2005
'If anybody ever needs a hearing aid out there, then we'll get them fitted for a hearing aid.' Joe Vitt, St. Louis Ram interim coach, on whether his offensive linemen were having a hard time hearing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick call plays at the line of scrimmage
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December 4, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a smart young man. He's the first quarterback from Harvard to throw a pass in the NFL, and he's an instant rookie sensation in St. Louis after coming off the bench to bring the Rams back from the dead last Sunday at Houston. But he doesn't know everything. "Everybody expects me to know every answer to every question," he told reporters this week. "During training camp some guys were in a big, heated discussion. So I walked over to see what they were talking about.
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