After the news became official, Bills players took to Twitter and sounded as surprised as anyone.
Let's start with tight end Chris Gragg, who was the first player to react.
Well dang.....— Chris Gragg (@Gragg80) December 31, 2014
Bills tight ends are clearly quick tweeters because the next reaction also came from a tight end.
Wow!— MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) December 31, 2014
'Dang' and 'Wow' are fun, but let's get to the player who are actually kind of mad, like safety Aaron Williams.
Offensive lineman Eric Wood was also surprised.
Wow... That caught me off guard for sure— Eric Wood (@EWood70) December 31, 2014
'Wow' seemed to be the popular reaction.
Wow. That's crazy— Preston Brown (@PB_Number2) December 31, 2014
C.J. Spiller seems a little mad that no one told him about this beforehand.
How quickly things can change just had a team meeting Monday and wasn't given a heads up, but guess that's how this business works— Cj Spiller (@CJSPILLER) December 31, 2014
Then we have wide receiver Chris Hogan.
New Years got a little interesting with that news.......— Chris Hogan (@ChrisHogs) January 1, 2015
Happy New Year!— EJ Manuel (@EJManuel3) December 31, 2014
Happy New Year!!!— Kraig Urbik (@kraigurbik) December 31, 2014
Duke Williams (@Duke27_) January 1, 2015
Either way this one isn't ironic: Happy New Year everyone!