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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: The scoreboards before the Washington Redskins NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: The scoreboards before the Washington Redskins NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Bills season ticket prices to remain flat for 2012 -
"On behalf of our owner, Mr. Ralph Wilson, the Bills organization is pleased to announce that season ticket prices will remain flat for the 2012 season," said Buffalo Bills Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon. "Our season ticket fan base is the backbone of our franchise and we greatly appreciate their continued support. Everyone in the organization is committed to building upon our strong foundation and taking a significant step forward this year."

2012 NFL Combine Starts Wednesday! - WGR 550
"If you're unfamiliar with the Combine process, here are some things that will be happening over the course of the next five days with me on WGR Sports Radio 550 and right here at"

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Bye-bye Bills
"Unofficially, there will be speculation and suggestions that dumping the August game from the Rogers Centre schedule is due to a 'potential lack of interest'. Or at least a lack of interest in spending a week’s grocery money to watch a bunch of guys who are mere weeks from playing in the Indoor Football League."

Inside The Bills | Rogers not looking to add games
"No," he told the AP. "At this point, without getting into any details of the conversation, I think that it would be a deal that would that would certainly work for both sides. We’re not looking to increase the number of games."

Inside The Bills | Rogers prez likes path BTS has taken
"In addressing the preseason game reverting back to Ralph Wilson Stadium this coming preseason instead of being played in Toronto, Pelley noted that due to two Blue Jays homestands, the only available date for the preseason game was August 26th. Pelley said they could not commit to that date right now. So the choice was made to bring the game back to Buffalo since we were in a rush to release our season ticket package."

Bills preseason football game at Rogers Centre moved back to Buffalo -
"Neither of the preseason games sold out: the Bills drew a crowd of 39,583 for their preseason game against Indianapolis in 2010, and there was an announced crowd of 48,433 for their preseason game against Pittsburgh in 2008."

Optimism grows of Bills renewing Toronto series - Yahoo! Sports
"We continue to have dialogue, just as we did at the Super Bowl in Indy, and we’re optimistic that an agreement could be reached," Pelley said. "We’re definitely interested in continuing the relationship with the Bills in Toronto."

Bills won't play preseason game in Toronto - The Sports Network
"We are currently working with Rogers Communications to extend our agreement to play Bills games at Rogers Centre," said Bills CEO Russ Brandon in a statement announcing the team's ticket prices for 2012. "Our core goal is to continue to regionalize our franchise and continue our series in Toronto which has served us so well."

Bills hold the line on season-ticket prices - The Buffalo News
"Meanwhile, ticket prices for the Family Corner and Rockpile sections at Ralph Wilson Stadium have been reduced. Family Corner ticket prices are $30 per game -- reduced $10 from last season -- while Rockpile prices will be $25 per game, down $15 from 2011."

Bills: Season Ticket Prices Per Game Won't Go Up - WGR 550
"The Bills also announced one of their home games originally scheduled to be played elsewhere will now be played in Orchard Park. The preseason game originally scheduled to take place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto has been moved to Ralph Wilson Stadium. The reason stated for the change were conflicts in scheduling."

NFL Combine: Scheme versatility coveted -
"Everybody plays a little bit of everything on defense," said Bills scout Brian Fisher. "You don’t see teams staying in 30 fronts 70-80 percent of the snaps. If it’s half the time it’s a lot. You’re in nickel 50-60 percent of the time, so for the most part even 30 front teams are in over fronts most of the time. Guys on defense that can play and put their hand down, stand up on certain downs and give you scheme versatility… that’s valuable."

AFC East combine primer - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Pass-rushers at a premium: Every AFC East team, to some degree, needs more help rushing the passer. Keep an eye on athletic defensive ends and/or outside linebackers who really stand out at the combine. The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots, in particular, are two teams looking for a dynamic pass-rusher. Both teams could be aiming to find one in the first round."

Poll: How much should Bills pay Johnson? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Using our SportsNation poll, vote on how much the Bills should pay to keep Johnson in Buffalo. You can also share your thoughts in the comments section below."

2012 NFL Free Agency: Likely WR Decision Will Be Between Johnson & Colston - Big Cat Country
"Instead the more likely scenario is that the Jaguars will have their choice between Saints WR Marques Colston and Bills WR Stevie Johnson." 78% of Jaguars fans want Stevie over Colston...

Should The Cardinals Target Demetrius Bell? - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals blog looks at Demetrius Bell's resume.

Ex-Bill Losman selling his Oakland Place home - The Buffalo News
"Former Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman, who was drafted with high hopes to lead the team only to disappoint fans later, has put his Buffalo home near Women and Children’s Hospital on the market."