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Buffalo Bills release quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

Posted at: 03/12/2013 4:43 PM
Updated at: 03/12/2013 5:00 PM

News10NBC has learned that the Buffalo Bills have released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The team announced the move Tuesday, shortly after the NFL's free agency period opened, and a day before Fitzpatrick was due a $3 million bonus.

Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said, "We had to do what we feel is best for our football team and it was a very difficult decision. Our focus remains on adding another quarterback to our roster and we will continue to explore every option available to us. "

In four seasons with the Bills, Fitzpatrick had a record of 19-31, threw 11,654 yards, 80 touchdowns and 64 interceptions.

Tarvaris Jackson is currently on the only quarterback on the Bills roster.