Roundup: Wallace to Miami; Bills cut Fitzpatrick

Roundup: Wallace to Miami; Bills cut Fitzpatrick
March 12, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Well, it didn't take long for the wheeling and dealing to begin on the first day of NFL free agency . . . and some of the Patriots' biggest rivals were involved:

-- The Steelers' loss was the Dolphins' gain, as Miami agreed to a contract with wide receiver Mike Wallace.

-- The Ravens lost one of their key defenders, as defensive lineman Paul Kruger is headed to Cleveland, lured by a five-year, $40 million contract.

-- Miami made another addition, and Baltimore suffered another loss, when the Dolphins signed linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.

-- One day after Buffalo general manager Buddy Nix was heard talking about his frustration with Ryan Fitzpatrick on the tape of a phone call obtained by Deadspin, the Bills released the veteran quarterback. Fitzpatrick threw for 3400 yards last season, including 24 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. The Harvard graduate was due a $3 million bonus on Wednesday.