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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Bills release veteran LB Nick Barnett, Safety George Wilson Reply with quote

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I was told I'll be released today by the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to all the great Fans and friends I have met in Western New York.. It was


http://twitter.com/NickBarnett/statuses/301039612426592257

The veteran LB has experience in 4-3 and 3-4 defenses he should find a starting role on a different team somewhere.

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The Buffalo Bills have released safety, captain and NFLPA rep George Wilson, sources tell The Buffalo News.


http://twitter.com/ByTimGraham/statuses/301043136535339009

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The #Bills release of Nick Barnett is officially listed as a failed physical on the league's transaction wire.


http://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/301097918696402944
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Praise the Lord. Yess. Good Riddance.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't follow the Bills too much, but wasn't he their best LB? I don't think they had a very good Linebacking corps.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he the middle linebacker?

Is he any good? I don't watch much Buffalo football this past season.
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The Buffalo Bills have released safety, captain and NFLPA rep George Wilson, sources tell The Buffalo News.


http://twitter.com/ByTimGraham/statuses/301043136535339009
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Is he the middle linebacker?

Is he any good? I don't watch much Buffalo football this past season.


He played both OLB and MLB in his career with the Packers/Bills, had 5 sacks, 3 INTs, 4 forced fumbles and 242 tackles the past two seasons.

Was also a a top-10 4-3 outside linebacker by Pro Football Focus in 2012.

The problem was his age [going to turn 32] and his salary. [3.5M cleared off the cap]
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SteelKing728 wrote:
Is he the middle linebacker?

Is he any good? I don't watch much Buffalo football this past season.


He played the weak side outside linebacker. And he was the best linebacker on the team. That said, he was great in 2011, and good in 2012, but the decline in play made it obvious that his age is catching up to him.

Also, he saves the Bills $3.5 million in getting cut, so I think it was a wise decision for a player near the end of his career.
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Hmm, maybe Minnesota looks at him as a cheap option, we have a lot of holes to fill this offseason, and it looks more like Erin Henderson won't be back.

I don't know if he fits our philosophy, but outside of Greenway, we really don't have anyone worth a dime a Linebacker.
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He was AWFUL in coverage. Couldn't cover aanyone. His tackles also seemed to come 10 yards down the field.


George just declined. Happy for what he did in the past for us but he's lost it.
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If Barnett's not too expensive I hope the Vikings pick him up for a couple of years. We could use OLB and MLB and this could help keep us from throwing a rookie in at MLB.

Plus doesn't he have a sweet fro?
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George Wilson?? He did not played well the past year? Or is it because they need money to resign Byrd?
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George Wilson?? He did not played well the past year? Or is it because they need money to resign Byrd?


was awful last year. Also Searcy and him ended up splitting reps every game and Searcy is much younger and cheaper.
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Baiscally they just need to clear defensive contracts it looks like....makes sense, the Mario signing kind of handcuffed them a bit and its just too much money for a unit that wasnt that great.
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