Football may be back, but our second round middle linebacker from 2007 will not be. Paul Posluszny has agreed to a 6 year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The deal is reportedly worth $7 million a season. His agent Michael McCartney said that the Bills tried as best as they could to re-sign their four year vet but eventually it came down to defensive schemes. Along with this news, came the signing of Tyler Thigpen for three years.
“[Posluszny] got excited to play in a 4-3 defense in the middle (but) he’s leaving Buffalo with a heavy heart.” McCartney would go on to say, “But he felt more comfortable in a 4-3 defense. I want to emphasize how much respect I have for Jim Overdorf (Bills senior vice president of football administration) and the Bills. It was a tough decision.”
One Bills Drive did not look like the I-90 South after the first snowfall, fortunately. Tyler Thigpen has followed his old offensive coordinator, now Bills head coach, to Buffalo for a three year deal. Chan coached Thigpen during the 2008 season; Tyler threw for 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions over the course of 11 games. Jole Turner, the QB’s agent confirmed the oral agreement between the two parties and said “He’s looking extremely forward to playing in buffalo. He loves Chan. He knows the system. He knows the coach. His heartstrings were pulling him to Buffalo. We had six teams call us and we had two others that were very legitimate suitors.”
While Ryan Fitzpatrick is the clear starter the agent did say something which should be noted. When asked about the difference between Buffalo and the rest of the NFL, Turner said Thigpen chose Buffalo over other offers because the Bills gave him the best chance to compete for a starting job.
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