Buffalo Bills news, 4/30: nothing has changed in the relocation situation

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After a report late Monday night, the internet was in a tizzy that the Bills couldn't possibly be sold to a group intent on relocation. Things have since calmed down.

Todd McShay: Buffalo Bills trying to trade up - ESPN

"I've heard from three league sources in the past week that the Bills are trying to trade up," McShay writes. "If they do make a move, it'll likely be to land [Jadeveon] Clowney, [Greg] Robinson or [Sammy] Watkins."

Robey: Coach Henderson sounded the Most Genuine - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com

"Buffalo Bills Defensive Back Nickell Robey joined The John Murphy Show to recap his signing with the Buffalo Bills after going undrafted."

Relocation

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Mark Poloncarz Provides Lease Expertise To WGR
"Near the end of the interview, Poloncarz said he expects that by this time next year a new owner will be in place. He also said he's talked with plenty of prospective owners that intend to keep the team in Buffalo, even ones without ties to the area." Hear it here.

Where are the Buffalo Bills in sale process? - ESPN
"What's going on right now, is the investment bank -- if it has not been retained yet by the Bills -- which investment bank they choose will be doing the valuation of the determination of the value of the team on the date of Mr. Wilson's death for tax purposes," Poloncarz said. "They'll be looking at prospective owners, doing research on them. It's going to take some time."

Buffalo Bills relocation talk churns again - ESPN
"In other words, the team could legally be sold to a group that says they wouldn't move the team until 2020. Since that would lead to several lame-duck seasons at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the more likely scenario for any group wanting to relocate would be to shroud their intentions until 2018 or 2019."

Newly-discovered term in Bills lease doesn’t really change anything | ProFootballTalk
"Making the clause even more meaningless is the phrase "to the Bills’ knowledge," which allows the current owners to steer clear of any problem by deliberately avoiding information that could lead a reasonable person to conclude that the buyer may move the team.  (Possibly by jamming an index finger into each ear and repeatedly proclaiming, 'I’m not listening.')"

Answers to key questions about future of the Bills | Toronto Sun
John Kryk sprinkles in some Mark Polocarz quotes around his opinions and those of his sources.

2014 NFL Draft

WGR 550 SportsRadio - NFL Draft Podcast - Bills' Offensive Attack On Draft
"What's the best approach? An offensive tackle to protect, or a pass-catcher to facilitate? Brian Koziol and Joe Buscaglia weigh in on that very topic in our second podcast of the NFL Draft season."

Pollock: Williams trade hasn't changed Bills' draft plans - Olean Times Herald: Sports
But Whaley quickly added, "This does not preclude us from taking a wide receiver and it doesn’t preclude us from doing anything else. It’s just another weapon that we gave EJ (Manuel, second-year quarterback), another piece of the puzzle that  will help get us to where we need to go."

APC Mock Draft, Picks 39-41: Jimmie Ward Off the Board to Buffalo - Acme Packing Company
"The Bills addressed the receiver position in a trade for Mike Williams and the tackle position in round one. Now they look to the defense, where Ward's value and their need at safety match up perfectly." Somewhere, Brian is smiling.

Tickets

Individual game pricing announced for Bills 2014 season - BuffaloBills.com
It certainly looks like weather was taken into account when creating the variable pricing model.

Bills make Pats, Dolphins most expensive games for individual tickets - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"The Bills for the first time have introduced variable ticket pricing for their eight home games. Games against San Diego, the New York Jets, Green Bay and Minnesota are designated as silver games. Two games - against Cleveland and Kansas City - are designated as bronze games."

Bills' 2014 schedule sets up as well as they could have hoped to get it - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"There are no three-game road trips. The have only one short-week game. If the Bills are better in 2014, the breakdown schedule doesn't create any added burdens for them."

Bills unveil specific plans for variable pricing | ProFootballTalk
The comments section is hilarious. People complaining that the Chiefs are bronze or the Packers are silver is just interesting to me. It's as if the Bills did zero market research and were just throwing darts at the wall to determine the pricing.

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