Barnett headed to Buffalo

Nick Barnett is headed to Buffalo to be a Bill. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Cripes, things are moving so fast in the NFL these days that the minute you write something about someone, it changes.

It’s almost like buying a PC and going back to the store 15 minutes later to find a newer “better” version of what you just bought.

Well, such is the case with Nick Barnett. I wrote 30 minutes ago the Buffalo Bills MAY be interested in his services. Not just a few minutes after posting that blog … it seems it was confirmed.

The former Packers inside linebacker, according to reports from ESPNs NFL insider Adam Schefter, has signed with the Buffalo Bills.

The Packers released Barnett due to salary cap issues as he was about to make more than $4 million this year. However, Barnett had also fallen from the graces of Packers nation after last season when he disrupted Super Bowl week by demanding the team change the day and time of the team picture so that he and other injured players could be included.

Packers fans fumed over that one.

And when A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop earned their pay with solid play the second half of the season, Barnett was the odd man out.

However, recent developments with the loss of Brandon Chillar because of a severe off-season injury have left the Packers scrambling to shore up the inside linebacking position.

With some cap room to go out and spend some of it on at least a reliable backup, you might think the Packers brass would do just that. It appears, at least at this time, that GM Ted Thompson is satisfied with who he has on the field and will stand pat with those players.

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