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Bills' Chan Gailey, Buddy Nix reportedly could be fired

The Buffalo Bills could fire both coach Chan Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix, The Buffalo News reported. An executive on another team and a league source told reporter Mark Gaughan they expect a total "house-cleaning."

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Bills owner Ralph Wilson is set to meet with top team executives, including Nix, this week to review the season. The Bills are 5-10 and regressed from a six-win 2011 season.

The defense was expected to be amongst the NFL leaders but ranks 31st, despite the free-agent addition of Mario Williams. Nix has stated it is time to make a move in the draft to improve the quarterback position. The Bills had the 24th-ranked pass offense as Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 23 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions. Consistency has continued to be an issue for the quarterback after he signed a six-year, $59 million extension in 2011. That contract obviously is a negative on Nix's resume.

Still, Wilson understood Nix had a long-term rebuilding plan when the GM was hired in 2010. But Nix's biggest two moves -- the Williams signing and the Fitzpatrick extension -- have not yielded positive results. The Bills will miss the playoffs for a league-high and franchise-record 13th consecutive season. Gailey is 15-32 in three seasons with the Bills.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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