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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Richie Incognito's Twitter rigmarole 'keeps getting weirder'

Like the rest of us, Jerry Sullivan isn't quite sure what to make of Richie Incognito's erratic tweets about his status with the Buffalo Bills:

"Yes, it keeps getting weirder with Richie. Late Friday, just three days after announcing that he was retiring from football for health reasons, Incognito tweeted that he would be in Buffalo on Monday for the Bills' offseason program. ... Presumably, he was joking. Ha ha. I'm sure the Bills are amused. It was bad enough when he embarrassed the organization after being accused of making comments about the "ethnicity" of the Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue in the playoff game in January. Now he's jerking them around about his retirement."

Confusing matters even further on Saturday morning, Incognito directed a tweet toward the Bills asking to be released from his contract.

Sully's mailbag: Should the Bills give up next year's first-round pick to trade up for a quarterback?

Jim Kelly released from hospital: The Hall of Fame quarterback is expected to remain in New York City for two weeks and then return to Buffalo. His wife, Jill, said he left the hospital with a "swollen smile and a cane in his hand."

Sports Talk Sunday: Buffalo News sports columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan join Adam Benigni at 10 a.m. on WGRZ-TV to discuss the NFL draft. Vic Carucci will also be on board to discuss the unexpected retirement of guard Richie Incognito. Preview the show here.


Call to Courage Award: New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis' actions on and off the field over his six-year NFL career earned him the 17th Athletes in Action Call to Courage Award, handed out Saturday by Frank Reich, the former Bills quarterback and current Indianapolis head coach.

The kickoff is on its last legs: Speaking at the 17th annual Call to Courage breakfast Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Bills great Steve Tasker said he thinks eliminating kickoffs "is not just on the horizon, it's around the corner," Mark Gaughan reports. Tasker will be part of a select group of special-teams experts the NFL is bringing together next month to discuss potential changes.

Draft preview: Jay Skurski ranks the top 10 cornerbacks and assesses where the Bills stand at the position.

Skurski's mailbag: Does LeSean McCoy need a running mate?

Offseason trackerBookmark this page to stay up to date on the latest activity and key developments from free agency in the pre-draft process.

On draft: Do you enjoy beer and Bills memorabilia? Join us at our pre-draft party on April 20. Tim Graham, Vic Carucci and Jay Skurski will be there to answer your questions and a local appraiser will be on hand to tell you what your Buffalo treasure is worth. More details here.


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