"I am very excited to join the Buffalo Bills, a team I have come to deeply respect over the past decade. I apologize for not being available to media and fans on Sunday but my little boy was in the hospital and my wife, Maura, and I were attending to him.
"I have spoken with Mr. (Ralph) Wilson, Tom Donahoe, and Coach (Gregg) Williams and I am thrilled with their energy and with the direction of the franchise. Although I will certainly miss all of the Patriots fans who supported me over the years, I know from the other side of the field how loyal Bills fans are and it will be wonderful to receive their support.
"I am eager to get to Buffalo over the next few days to meet my new teammates and to look for a place to live. And, on the field, I could not be more enthusiastic about jumping into the next phase of my career and contributing to the success of the Buffalo Bills."