The Associated Press reported on Saturday that the Bills included fullback Corey McIntyre in their final preseason roster cuts.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that McIntyre was not released. (The precise word the source used was “bullsh-t,” and since we’re committed to accuracy in these parts, we figured we should quote the source properly. We also like typing the word “bullsh-t,” even without the “i”.)
The source also says that, in reality, McIntyre quietly has signed a two-year extension that puts him among the highest-paid fullbacks in the NFL. (Per NFLPA records, his base salaries under the new deal are $630,000 in 2010, $950,000 in 2011, and $900,000 in 2012. Information as to bonuses and guarantees is not yet available.)
McIntyre, who played college football at West Virginia (and, yes, since I’m a West Virginia guy I’m more inclined to mention his college than if he played at Arkansas or Idaho State), isn’t only the starting fullback on the Bills depth chart; he’s the only fullback on the Bills’ depth chart.