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Bills release Nick Barnett, George Wilson

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05:18 PM ET 02.11 | With a new coaching staff in place, the Buffalo Bills are set to make two surprising moves. The franchise will release linebacker Nick Barnett and safety George Wilson, Buffalo's two leading tacklers in 2012. The moves will free up $6.4 million in 2013. Barnett, a 10-year veteran out of Oregon State, spent the last two seasons in Buffalo. In 2012, he compiled 112 tackles to go along with five tackles for loss, three pass breakups and two sacks. After receiving the news from the Bills, he tweeted his appreciation for his time with the franchise.

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February 11, 2013  05:37 PM ET

With Byrd a FA, if they dont lock him up and lose Wilson this will be a bonehead move

February 11, 2013  06:05 PM ET

When you don't get near the Top Head's Roll!!!

February 11, 2013  06:24 PM ET

Surprised that they'd cut Barnett.

February 12, 2013  12:27 AM ET

Who?

February 12, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Yeah, it makes perfect sense to release your two top tacklers. Keep it up!

February 12, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Surprised that they'd cut Barnett.

They will probably resign him for less money.

 
February 12, 2013  02:34 PM ET

On another note, the Bills decide they are rebuilding, so they released the entire team

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