QB Fitzpatrick relishing the Bills' top spot

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick was the first player to walk into the Buffalo Bills practice facility when the doors opened Tuesday morning. When they closed later that night, he likely was the last one to leave.

For the first time in his career, Fitzpatrick is entering a season as the starting quarterback, and he couldn't hide his enthusiasm for getting things rolling on the first day that players could congregate and meet with their coaches.

Fitzpatrick was the driving force in organizing offseason workouts for the Bills while the NFL lockout was in full swing, and has steadily become the Buffalo's leader both on and off the field.