Bills GM Nix Pranked

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix was thinking about releasing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Thursday.

"You can't afford to pay that kind of money to a guy that's fighting for probably a backup job," Nix told Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik.

"We're still struggling here with our quarterback. I say struggling. We're not really struggling. He's going to have to do something, or we'll have to," Nix said.

The comments were recorded by a pair of pranksters in their 20's according to deadspin.com, which posted the six-minute recording.

Deadspin details how the phone call between the two general managers was recorded.

Click here to read Deadspin's story.

On Tuesday, one day after Deadspin released the audio, Fitzpatrick was released by the Bills.