Buffalo Bills news, 5/21: ownership talk from league meetings

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The Buffalo Bills ownership situation and new stadium were hot topics at the ownership meeting.

NFL owners say votes aren’t there for moving the Bills - City & Region - The Buffalo News

"A day later, other prominent NFL bosses struck a supportive tone for Western New York. Their comments underscored what two sources informed The Buffalo News: Any group that wants to move the Bills probably won’t get enough votes to approve relocation."

Bills on verge of naming financial, legal firms that will handle team's sale - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News

"By the end of the month," Brandon said of selecting the bank. He later added it could happen within the next few days.

Team sale

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Closing In On Next Phase Of Team's Sale
"[Russ Brandon] said he believes that an investment bank and law firm, that would be in charge of vetting any party interested in purchasing the team, should be named by the end of the month. He later revealed, according to Graham, that the firm could even be named within the next few days.'

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Report: Bills' New Owner "has To Be Prepared To Stay There"
"At the very least, the Bills are in Buffalo for the next six seasons. After that, no one really knows the specifics of how everything will play out, but the signs are encouraging for those that want the team to stay put."

Biased Packers CEO Mark Murphy would vote against Bills move, even to Toronto - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"I am a Bills fan, although I can't really be," Murphy said with a laugh. "I think they are in very good hands. All of the moves they've made are the right ones with regionalization. The only thing that has been lacking for them has been consistent success on the field."

Giants boss John Mara backs Bills in WNY, says many owners agree - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
Mara: "The team means so much to that area. It's been a great franchise for the league. I think most of the people in that room would like to see it remain in Buffalo."

DUVALL: Stadium is key to future of Bills in WNY " Opinion " Tonawanda News
"If we’re to keep the Bills here — always assuming the new owners aren’t content to wait out the present lease and sneak out of town in 2019, when the lease has a buyout clause — a new stadium likely to cost as much as the team itself will be our end of the deal."

2014 NFL Draft

Caleb Holley: From Anchorage to Buffalo - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"The newest Bills wide receiver Caleb Holley talks about his journey from Anchorage, Alaska all the way to Buffalo, and signing with the team after his tryout last weekend."

Get to know:Defensive Back Ross Cockrell - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Alexandra Vitale talks with Defensive Back Ross Cockrell about his dream to play in the NFL and his impressive academic career at Duke."

WR Caleb Holley signed after rookie minicamp - BuffaloBills.com
"Holley (6-4, 200), finished up his college career at East Central University in Oklahoma after spending his first two collegiate seasons at San Francisco City college."

Undrafted rookie Ladler could stick with Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Ladler arguably was the most prominent undrafted rookie signed by the Bills this month. He’s a 6-foot-0, 207-pounder with 39 career starts. He potentially has the versatility to play either free safety or strong safety."

MEILER: Time to get excited about Watkins " Sports " Niagara Gazette
Sammy watkins "gets it," both on and off the field, writes the Niagara Gazette.

Pollock: Rookie camp gives Bills look at longshots - Olean Times Herald: Sports
Breaking down rookie minicamp.

More clicks

Inside The Bills | Jim Kelly done with chemotherapy
"She noted that he has four radiation treatments to go at ECMC in Buffalo, NY. He received the early part of his radiation and chemotherapy at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City before coming home to Western New York for the remainder of his treatments."

Inside The Bills | Hard Knocks list is short & Bills still on it
"Here’s the list of teams that could still be picked by HBO, whether they like it or not."

Buffalo Bills have NFL's tallest receivers - ESPN
Rodak notes the height is more concentrated at the bottom of the depth chart.

Inside The Bills | Some jersey number changes
"RB Bryce Brown, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia during draft weekend, will wear jersey number 35. He wore 34 with Philadelphia, but that is obviously not available due to a certain Hall of Famer." Receivers numbers inside.

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