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Bills GM Buddy Nix Addresses Lee Evans Trade


Head scratcher? If the Bills' young and promising receivers fail to take pressure away from Stevie Johnson, we'll be seriously questioning decision to trade Lee Evans

The dicussion of the weekend surrounding the Buffalo Bills is their recent decision to trade WR Lee Evans to the Baltimore Ravens.   Shortly before the Bills played their first preseason game action against Chicago, Bills GM Buddy Nix shed some light on the decision and commented on trading the seven-year veteran receiver.

“To answer the question, why the trade?  We feel we have six or seven really promising young receivers.  We’d like to see those guys develop, and we want to give them that opportunity.  Unless somebody got hurt, you were going to have a good player that you were going to have to let go.  We think they’ve got the potential to do it and some of them have already started doing it so we’ll see how it goes.”

“We’re always looking to improve and upgrade our team, whatever it takes.  Competition is what this is all about and I don’t think anybody is immune to discussions and certainly nobody is immune to being replaced, including me.  We’ll do the best we can to make our team better.”

Regarding Lee Evans and his tenure in Buffalo:    “If you combine the player and the person, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who has represented the Bills better than him.  He did a lot for this organization and the community.”

What the trade market looked like for Evans:    “There was a lot of interest in Lee and you could understand why.  He’s a good player and has done a lot of really good things here.  He’ll add to Baltimore.  I think it’s a  good opportunity for him.  They’ve got a one receiver in place in Anquan Boldin, and he’ll probably move right in.  They have a good team.  Ozzie Newsome and I go back years, and Cam Cameron and I worked together.  I think it’s a great opportunity for Lee also.”


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