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  • ORCHARD PARK, N. Nike Air Max Womens 90 Black .Y. -- Not getting any younger and confident hes put in place a young foundation capable of turning the Buffalo Bills into a winner, Buddy Nix called this the right time to step down as general manager on Monday. "I think at some point, youve got to step aside and let young guys that are qualified have their shot," Nix said during a hastily called news conference shortly after Bills completed a voluntary minicamp practice. "I never put a timetable on it. I always felt like Id know when it was the right time. "And I think its the right time." The 73-year-old Nix will not be leaving the team entirely. Hell instead move into a newly created role as a special assistant. Nix steps down two weeks after overseeing his fourth draft with the Bills, which the team opened by selecting its quarterback of the future in Florida States EJ Manuel with the 16th pick. And his departure comes with Buffalo in the midst of yet another start-from-scratch overhaul under new coach Doug Marrone. "I feel strongly that the team is on the right course for success," Nix said. "I think the thing that probably Im the most proud of will be the next two or three years. I think weve got a really good young roster. I love our head coach. I think hes a guy whos going to win a lot of games here for a long time." Assistant GM Doug Whaley, entering his fourth season in Buffalo, is expected to take over. Though the Bills did not immediately announce Nixs replacement, the team has spent much of the past year grooming Whaley to succeed Nix. In signing Whaley to a long-term contract extension in February, both Nix and team president Russ Brandon referred to Whaley as someone who will "transition" into the top job "when the time comes." Whaley is a former scout and executive with the Steelers. He was heavily involved in scouting this past year, and also involved in the Bills coaching search in January. On Monday, Brandon declined to say whether Whaley will take over. Brandon would only say that a succession plan is in place, but refused to provide a timetable as to when a new GM would be appointed. The next general manager will become the teams fifth since John Butler was fired during the 2000 season. The lack of continuity has been blamed on the teams struggles. Buffalo has not enjoyed a winning season since going 9-7 in 2004. And it has not made the playoffs in 13 seasons -- the NFLs longest active drought Nixs departure is not regarded as a surprise. He had been sidestepping questions about his future in Buffalo for much of the past nine months. On Monday, Nix said he didnt make up his mind until recently. "I already had a flight and was scheduled to go to St. Pete to start on the 2014 draft," Nix said, referring to the teams annual scouting meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. "And to be honest with you, my energy levels good as its ever been, but I wasnt all excited about that trip." Nix also intends to spend more time with his family, starting with attending his grandsons 9-year-old birthday party this weekend. Nix has 50-plus years of football experience as a coach, scout and executive at both the college and NFL levels. After serving as a Bills scout in the 1990s, he left Buffalo to spend the next seven seasons in the San Diego Chargers front office. Buffalo lured him out of retirement to work as a scout in 2009. The Bills then promoted Nix to the GMs job later that year. He took over for Brandon, who stepped down as general manager to devote more time to the teams business operations. Nix has had mixed results, with the team going 16-32 since he took over. That included consecutive 6-10 finishes the past two seasons, which led to coach Chan Gailey being fired on Dec. 31. Gaileys firing was a setback for Nix. Aside from hiring Gailey, Nix had voiced his support for the coach through much of last season. Nixs vision to rebuild through the draft has taken longer than he expected. Aside from Manuel, hes used first-round picks to select running back C.J. Spiller, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. And Nixs one major foray into free agency has yet to pay dividends. The Bills defensive struggles continued last season despite the high-priced addition of defensive end Mario Williams, who was signed to a six-year $100 million contract in March 2012. "I knew the first two (seasons) were going to be struggles. But we thought we had things in place to win more games (last season)," Nix said. "But we just didnt get it done for whatever reason." Before drafting Manuel last month, Nix had failed to address the teams most important need at quarterback. Nix put his faith in Ryan Fitzpatrick by signing the journeyman to a long-term contract extension after the Bills got off to a surprising 4-2 start in October 2011. Fitzpatrick failed to play to the expectations and was cut this off-season. Nike Air Max Womens 90 Official . Houston won 3-0 to advance to face New York in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Last in the game, Di Vaio and Romero got into a shoving match with several Houston players. Romero appeared to elbow and kick Houston defender Kofi Sarkodie. Nike Air Max Womens 90 Green . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. 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PITTSBURGH --?James Harrison wont participate in his NFL interview over the Al-Jazeera America report without verbally sacking commissioner Roger Goodell.Harrison, who proposed to meet with league investigators Aug. 30, couldnt help himself when discussing the leagues dangling of potential discipline for failing to cooperate with an investigation into alleged performance-enhancing drug use.If it leads to the hands of that crook, I mean Roger Goodell, he can do whatever he wants, said Harrison, who wants to broadcast his interview for transparency.Thats just the collective bargaining agreement that the players signed [in 2011].On Monday night, the league issued a letter to the NFL Players Association threatening to suspend Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal if they failed to schedule an interview by Aug. 25.In December 2015, Al-Jazeera linked several players to PED use through primary source Charlie Sly, who has since recanted his comments.The league said it made at least seven attempts to interview the players and that the affidavit filed by Harrison and others proclaiming innocence did not qualify as cooperation.Harrison maintains he has never used PEDs and is interviewing because he wants to play this year -- not because he wants to make the league happy.Speaking to ESPNs Mike & Mike on Friday morning, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith called the NFLs investigation another public fight between the union and the league.What issue that you and I would believe iss reasonable has been solved in a reasonable way with the National Football League over the last few years? Smith said. Nike Air Max Womens 90 Cheap. . I would say nothing.Smith said he would prefer that the two sides find a way to settle issues in a business-like way.Harrison, 38, is entering his 15th NFL season.If it went to a longer situation and I got the suspension, the bigger outcome wasnt really worth it, Harrison said. I wouldnt be on the team. Id hurt the team, hurt my teammates and coaches.The NFL has not formally accepted the interview request. Harrison said he assumes the talks will happen at the Steelers facility in Pittsburgh. The league is open to conducting interviews outside of its New York City office.Harrison said he expects the questions to be limited to the contents of the report and said he doesnt know whatever evidence they think they may have.The league cleared recently retired quarterback?Peyton Manning, who was a central figure in the report, shortly after interviewing him.Harrison, who called Goodell a dictator, puppet and other names in a 2011 Mens Journal interview, originally said he wanted the commissioner to conduct the interview at Harrisons house.Hell have to settle for lunch with investigators, an experience he hopes goes viral.Ive been prosecuted, persecuted in the media by them, for something I didnt do, Harrison said. I dont see why we couldnt have the media there [at the interview], do it live. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '