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After more than a decade of missing the playoffs, fans of the Buffalo Bills have relegated to placing the blame on owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. to simply being too cheap to put to championship team on the field.
However, lets take a look at some of the recent contracts that Mr. Wilson has handed out and eventually let them walk in free agency.
In March 2003, signing the former first-round draft pick to a six-year, $32 million contract, a deal that played through before moving to the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2002, the Buffalo Bills signed London Fletcher to a five-year deal in which he earned roughly $16 million before letting him move on to the Washington Redskins.
In 2004, The Bills signed All-Pro defensive back Troy Vincent to a six-year, $20 million deal, but released him after being injured.
The list goes on with players such as Antoine Winfield, Nate Clements and Lawyer Milloy to name a few, but in recent seasons, Wilson went all in.
Two years ago, the Bills re-signed defensive end Chris Kelsay to a five-year, $28.2 million deal, and last year, the Bills re-signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a seven-year, $62 million deal.
This offseason, the Bills signed defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year, $96 million deal and defensive end Mark Anderson to a four-year, $19.5 million deal.
While Wilson has a history of letting players walk in free agency, he has made a splash in recent years to improve the team.