Tonawanda News

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November 8, 2012

Fitzpatrick eager to regain swagger

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Tonawanda News — Fitzpatrick is 18-28 in three-plus seasons with the Bills. He took over the starting job three weeks into the 2010 season after Trent Edwards was benched and then cut the following week.

After splitting his first four seasons between St. Louis and Cincinnati, Fitzpatrick understands starting opportunities such as these don’t come along often — and many times never for seventh-round draft picks.

This could well be now or never for him.

“For me, it’s not like I get a shot at this, and if it doesn’t work out I can go somewhere else and do the same thing,” Fitzpatrick said. “This is my shot. This is everything that I’ve worked for. And I know that it’s either going to work here or that’s going to be it in terms of being able to be the guy.”

NOTES: WR Stevie Johnson (bruised thigh) was held out of practice Wednesday, but said he expects to be ready to play on Sunday. ... CB Leodis McKelvin will start in place of Aaron Williams, who’s expected to miss two weeks with a right knee injury. ... Mary Wilson, wife of Bills owner Ralph Wilson, has been selected to receive the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership award for her work in founding the Western New York Girls in Sports program in 2004.

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