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Friday, January 14, 2011
Bills, Dolphins will examine Cam Newton

By Tim Graham

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton confirmed what everyone expected when he declared he would forgo his senior season and enter the upcoming NFL draft.

The Heisman Trophy winner could impact two AFC East teams' draft plans in particular.

The Buffalo Bills will take a hard look at Newton with the third overall choice.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey supports Ryan Fitzpatrick as his leader moving forward. But Bills general manager Buddy Nix might not agree, and owner Ralph Wilson will make the final call. If Wilson demands a quarterback, then the Bills will draft a quarterback. The options would appear to be Newton or Missouri's Blaine Gabbert.

The Miami Dolphins also could be in the market for a quarterback.

There's a decent chance Newton won't still be on the board for the Dolphins' 15th pick. But with blue-chip quarterback Andrew Luck already saying he'll return to Stanford, Newton's decision might help Gabbert or another passer slip to the Dolphins -- if there's one they like.