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Report: Bills appear headed for “full house-cleaning”

Chan Gailey, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey, left, speaks to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Bills coach Chan Gailey getting the heave-ho seems expected at this point, but he could have company on the way out the door.

Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, citing an executive on another team and another league source, said “they were hearing of a full house-cleaning by the Bills.”

But if general manager Buddy Nix is leaving, he hasn’t heared about it, telling Gaughan Saturday night he’s been given no indication of his job status.

Bills owner Ralph Wilson hasn’t told any of his employees in Buffalo his plans, though he expects to meet with his staff shortly after today’s finale against the Jets. The 94-year-old Wilson flew to Western New York Friday for the team’s holiday party, but he apparently returned to his Detroit-area home afterward.

The Bills are 5-10, having clinched last place in the AFC East. Their 13-year playoff drought is the longest in the NFL and in Bills franchise history.

Gailey’s 15-32 record is justification enough, but Nix has been openly advocating major moves for the Bills, saying “the time is now,” for them to make a move in the draft for a franchise quarterback.

It might be time for someone else to make that call.