8/10 Bills Transcripts - Evans responds to rumors

August 10, 2011 Updated Aug 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM EDT

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8/10 Bills Transcripts - Evans responds to rumors

August 10, 2011 Updated Aug 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM EDT

Pittsford (WKBW.com/Bills Release) Bills WR Lee Evans spoke to reporters about trade rumors and speculation on Wednesday morning. A radio station in Arizona reported on Tuesday that the Cardinals have interest in acquiring the veteran, below are Evans comments following the Monday walk-through.

On the rumors of the Arizona Cardinals showing interest in him:

I don’t really know. Obviously that is something that is out of my control. There are always rumors like that out there so we will have to just see what happens.

On how he felt about the trade rumors:

It’s hard for me to comment on it now. It’s just one of those things that you have to find out how much substance is behind it and see what happens. So I can’t really comment on it.

On if he is happy in Buffalo:

Yeah. I’ve been here for a long time and know a lot of people.

On if the good young receiving core is adding any pressure:

Not really, that is just how the game is. I think we have a very talented group of receivers so my part is to do what I can to make myself better.

On if this offense suit’s him:

Yeah absolutely. I think they have done a few things this year to move some things around to try and accommodate that so we will see what happens.

On not letting the rumors affect him:

You still have to play the game. That is what I come out here to do, prepare myself to play and play well regardless of where.

On how he heard about the trade rumors:

Like you said, you see some blogs and things around the internet. So we just have to see what the scoop is.

On thinking about being somewhere else:

Not really, you just try to do what you can in the situation you are in. If you are thinking about what could have been or what should have been or what could be then obviously you won’t make the most of your opportunity here. So I’ve never really thought about it. It’s always just been a grind out here and I’m out here to try and make this team better and be successful.

On if the possibility of playing with Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is enticing:

Well I know Larry and I’ve known him for a long time so we have a really good relationship. Anything outside of that you just have to see how much is really behind it.

On if it is flattering that other teams are possibly interested in him:

Absolutely. I think what it shows is a lot of the hard work that I put in doesn’t go unnoticed. I guess you can say that is flattering but the reality of it is I am here now and I am getting prepared to play a game in Chicago on Saturday.

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