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Nix's explanation on Meachem deal

In case you missed it, here was the explanation Bills General Manager Buddy Nix had on his pursuit of free-agent receiver Robert Meachem, who took a bigger offer to sign with San Diego while he was on his visit to Buffalo.

Said Nix: "We bring in a lot of people. But I’m going to say this again, our No. 1 goal was to sign Mario. That was our No. 1 need and our No. 1 goal. We felt like it was something we had to have. We like Robert, and we think he’s a good player. We have good receivers, and there are a lot of them out there. I actually got a call in the middle of the night and they said, "He’s (Robert’s) been offered this.' We said good luck; it’s really good for him."

Reports say Meachem got a four-year deal worth an average of $6.475 million. The Bills gave Stevie Johnson a five-year deal worth an average of $7.25 million.

---Mark Gaughan

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