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Bill Belichick And The Invisible Wide Receiver

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had his weekly media availability in preparation for Sunday's game with the Buffalo Bills. Belichick was asked about what the 4-10 Bills had for threats on offense. According to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle sportswriter Sal Maiorana's Twitter account (a must read if you want a critical and snarky look at the Patriots' division foe), the coach had an interesting response:

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"Bill Belichick, in his bi-annual false praise of #Bills, mentioned WR Josh Reed as one of the team's weapons. Um, Reed is no longer a Bill."
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Reed, a 2002 draft pick of the Bills, was a key wide-out up until this off-season. He was weapon for the Bills -- if failing to play an entire season since 2005 and only having ten touchdowns over his eight seasons can be considered a weapon. Reed was a free agent after the 2009 season, and ended up briefly with the San Diego Chargers before being cut on September 4.

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Belichick probably wishes he had said Stevie Johnson, the Bills' Twittering, Joker-reciting receiver who has found chemistry with Harvard-turned-Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, with 10 touchdowns and 72 receptions so far this season to show for it.