User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Bills QB Fitzpatrick future is in limbo

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills haven't ruled out the possibility of attempting to re-sign guard Andy Levitre before free agency opens next week. And quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's future remains in limbo.

Advertisement
That was the update general manager Buddy Nix provided Tuesday, while attending the University at Buffalo football program pro scouting day held at the Bills' facility.

``I don't know,'' Nix told The Associated Press, when asked if the team had reached any decisions regarding Levitre and Fitzpatrick. ``We're still in the process of working on it.''

Time is running out on the Bills to re-sign Levitre, a four-year starter who is eligible to become a free agent March 12.

Fitzpatrick's status is an altogether different matter. The Bills have sent mixed messages this offseason as to whether they intend to keep or cut the quarterback.

He's coming off his second inconsistent season as starter. And Fitzpatrick's contract is an issue. He's due to make a $3 million bonus this month as part of a six-year, $59 million contract extension he signed in October 2011.

Saying he's spoken with Fitzpatrick several times this offseason, Nix declined to reveal whether he's discussed having the quarterback restructure his contract.

``Any talking, I'll do with him,'' Nix said.

Fitzpatrick's status appeared secure last month, when new coach Doug Marrone announced he informed Fitzpatrick and newly re-signed backup Tarvaris Jackson that he intends to have both compete for the starting job this offseason.

The Bills' message was less definitive a little over a week later at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. That's where both Nix and team president Russ Brandon were evasive when discussing Fitzpatrick.

Buffalo is already handcuffed by salary-cap limitations, especially after committing a one-year, $6.9 million offer by placing a franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd in order to retain his rights.

That opened questions as to whether the Bills will be able to afford to re-sign Levitre, who is expected to attract lucrative offers in free agency.

Levitre and his agent have not returned messages.

Last week, Levitre told The Buffalo News he was ``in limbo,'' and had not received a contract offer from the Bills.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Sportsbook: Sunday's Top Action
Sportsbook: SNF - Bengals at Steelers
Simo: Cowboys, Seahawks hurt books
Nelson: 4th Quarter Covers - Week 16
News: Betting Recap - Week 16
News: Win Total Update
Kaepernick weighing offseason approach
Eagles have QB questions going into '15
Jordan fitting in at linebacker for 'Fins
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NFL Hot Streaks
8-4 L2 Sundays, +2,162 TY
9-2 L11 Picks, 14-5 L3 Sundays
9-1 L2 Sundays, 15-4 L4 Sundays
13-2 L3 Sundays, 48-24 L72 Run
12-4 L5 Sundays, 19-8 L27 Picks
19-12 +763 L31, +1,339 TY
15-7 L12 Sundays, 26-12 Run
14-5 L19 Over/Under Plays
5-1 L6 Picks, 11-4 L2 Sundays
9-5 L14 G-Plays, 17-8 L25 Totals
4-0 Record Last Sunday
3-1 Sun., 15-7 L22 Guarantees
17-6 Guarantees This Year
7-2 L9 Picks, 6-2 L8 Guarantees
6-3 Record L2 Sundays
11-5 L16 Totals, 4-2 L6 G-Plays
NFL Pro Football Expert Sports Picks - Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
2014 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2162
Antony Dinero + 1378
Joe Williams + 1339
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Vince Akins + 680
Stephen Nover + 390
Jimmy Boyd + 370
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Doc's Sports 60 %
Bruce Marshall 58 %
The Gold Sheet 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mike Rose + 1035
Bruce Marshall + 966
Marc Lawrence + 735
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 1422
Hank Goldberg + 845
Brian Edwards + 444
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1474
The Gold Sheet + 1381
Kevin Rogers + 693
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
2014 VI College Bowl Betting Guide