Buffalo Bills news, 6/21: Terry Pegula statement; Jon Bon Jovi eats lunch

Bruce Bennett

Terry and Kim Pegula released a statement on the sale of the Bills on Friday, making headlines locally despite not saying much of note. Also in today's links: Jon Bon Jovi eats lunch; and competing opinions between beat reporters discussing the shape of the Bills' roster.

Bills sale

(Buffalo News) Pegulas admit they are closely following developments in Bills sale
Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim, released a statement on the sale of the Bills on Friday. It didn't say much - non-disclosure agreements will have that effect - but nonetheless, this was covered widely.

(NY Post) Bon Jovi and NFL Commish have business lunch amidst Bills sale
Look, maybe there's a different reason for the meeting with Roger Goodell. Maybe the commissioner just wanted hair volume tips.

(ESPN) The Buffalo Bills' sale: A refresher course
Now that NDAs are being sent out to prospective Bills buyers, Mike Rodak recaps what we know already about who is reportedly interested in making a run at the franchise.

Roster analysis

(Buffalo News) Bills pass rusher Hughes thriving under new coordinator
While promoting caution about reading too much into padless practices, Mark Gaughan reports that Jerry Hughes has thus far made a seamless transition into the new defense being installed by Jim Schwartz.

(ESPN) Buffalo Bills mailbag: Pre-vacation edition
Before fielding questions about Jason Babin and EJ Manuel, Rodak pens a lengthy clarification of his controversial Mike Williams opinion from early last week. Anyone want to keep arguing that his take is unfair?

(WGR 550) 5 Bills starting positions that could be up for grabs
There aren't any surprises on this list, but it's worth noting that Joe Buscaglia has opined on multiple occasions now that the Bills' starting right guard job will be opened up to a competition.

(WGR 550) Is Hairston's move inside permanent for Bills?
Doug Marrone is playing coy about whether or not Chris Hairston will continue to take reps at right guard when training camp begins next month. Buscaglia has the quotes.

(ESPN) Buffalo Bills Bubble Watch: Chris Hairston
Rodak floats the possibility that Hairston - who "should be in the discussion to start at right guard or right tackle" - may find himself the odd man out if the team wants to keep three drafted rookies on the active roster.

(BuffaloBills.com) Fan Friday 6-20
Chris Brown speaks very highly of the progress Jeff Tuel has made this offseason in his weekly Q&A with fans - even going so far as to say that he might seriously challenge Thad Lewis for the backup job.

(BuffaloBills.com) QB Tuel takes game up a notch
In fact, Brown has been so impressed by Tuel this spring that he broke that part of his column out into a full article, with quotes from Tuel within.

(BuffaloBills.com) Hopkins kicks well
Brown is traditionally good about keeping track of kicking and punting competitions; he's already all over Dan Carpenter versus Dustin Hopkins.

(BuffaloBills.com) Marrone sees advantages at training camp
Marrone is happy that the Bills have extra training camp practices this year (thanks to the Hall of Fame game). He's in the minority on that one, right?

(Bull Run) Derek Brim vs. the Buffalo Bills
SB Nation's UB blog takes a look at undrafted rookie safety Derek Brim - specifically, how he stacks up athletically to the rest of the Bills' defensive backs, and his chances of making the team.

Miscellaneous clicks

(NFL.com) Jim Kelly among top Miami Hurricanes players of the 1980s
Can anyone guess which UM alumnus Kelly ranks behind from the '80s? Any red-blooded Bills fan isn't going to like the answer.

(BuffaloBills.com) Individual game tickets on sale June 27
If you're going to be buying tickets to any one Bills game this year, June 27 (as in a week from yesterday) is the day to get on the horn - unless you'd like to sign up for the Bills' email service to buy your tickets a day earlier.

(The John Murphy Show) Fichtner: “All the way” Bills fan
I only knew William Fichtner as the badass "You and your friends are dead!" guy from the beginning of The Dark Knight. Now, he's my favorite character actor.

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