Buffalo Bills News, 4/4: sale of the franchise could be on the fast track

Tom Szczerbowski

The Buffalo Bills could be on the fast track to a sale, according to one report. Plus more pre-draft visitors. Busy, busy, busy.

Source: Bills won't ease into sale process, could have new owner as early as October - BN Blitz

"The source said a more likely timetable to vote on the Bills' sale would occur later than that -- perhaps at the annual labor meeting in December or the annual owners meetings in March -- but October is possible."

Ownership

Mary Wilson becomes controlling owner of the Buffalo Bills - BuffaloBills.com
Mary Wilson said, "I have complete confidence in Russ Brandon, our President and CEO, to continue his duties of running the organization. General Manager Doug Whaley and Head Coach Doug Marrone remain empowered by Russ to run the football operation."

Mary Wilson NFL's seventh female owner - BN Blitz
"Mary Wilson today became the seventh female principal owner in NFL history, and six of them are currently in charge."

What does it mean that Mary Wilson is in control of the Buffalo Bills? - BN Blitz
"NFL bylaws mandate every club must have a single controlling owner, sometimes also referred to as the principal owner. When Bills founder Ralph Wilson died last week, a new one had to be appointed."

Report: Bills could have new owner by October | ProFootballTalk
"A quick sale would make it hard for current ownership to tie the hands of a new owner by agreeing to a stadium deal that keeps the team in place for, say, 20 or 30 years.  Ultimately, the question becomes whether new principal owner Mary Wilson wants to maximize her return by selling to the highest bidder, even if that bidder would soon bid adieu to Western New York."

2014 NFL Draft

Buffalo Bills hosting two on pre-draft visits - ESPN
"The Bills have a greater need at safety than at cornerback, but adding a mid-to-late round pick at either position wouldn't dramatically affect the outlook of the roster."

Inside The Bills | Kiper mocks Bills 1st 3 picks
"Round 1 (9) OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan Round 2 (41) TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington Round 3 (73) WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers."

Pre-draft visits continue with DB Breeland and CB Cockrell - BuffaloBills.com
Read the Bills' blurbs on these prospects.

More clicks

Danny Crossman talks Buffalo Bills' special teams - ESPN
"I think what happened was, anytime you're new trying to identify and develop those guys on your own roster, because you really don't know what you have," Crossman told WGR 550. "Well, we tried to identify those guys on the move last year."

Thurman Thomas takes a stroll down Memory Lane - Sports - The CantonRep - Canton, OH
"Ralph Wilson was the owner, Jim Kelly was the cornerback, and that guy in the Dawg Pound, Thurman Thomas recalls, really was scooping into a can of bow-wow chow to hurl it at the Buffalo Bills."


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