By Mark Gaughan
The Buffalo Bills have voted on their team captains for the 2012 season.
They are quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, running back Fred Jackson, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, safety George Wilson, punter Brian Moorman and fullback Corey McIntyre. Two on offense, two on defense, two on special teams.
Moorman is Buffalo's longest-serving captain at seven years. Wilson, one of the team's obvious locker-room leaders and their union representative, is a defensive captain for the first time. He has been a special-teams captain in the past.
Fitzpatrick and Jackson are in their second seasons as captains.
Each player will have a "C" affixed to his uniform. Their responsibilities will include assisting in the on-field communication with the game officials.
In May 2007, the NFL introduced the team captain initiative with the purpose of supporting and recognizing the importance of team leadership. The initiative has been strongly endorsed by the NFL head coaches and by the six-member NFL Player Advisory Council that was established by Commissioner Roger Goodell in conjunction with the NFL Players Association.