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Buffalo Bills news, 4/13: stadium lease protects Western New York - for now

The Buffalo Bills' stadium lease keeps the team in Western New York for the short term. Is it enough to lay the groundwork for the long term?

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Under lease, court could bar any new owner from moving Buffalo Bills - City & Region - The Buffalo News

"Far-fetched as that may seem, legal experts say the provisions of the Bills’ 10-year lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium and an accompanying non-relocation agreement are so tough that a new owner who wants to move the team would likely be in for a rough encounter with the law."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 4-11

Chris Brown makes some guesses about the draft, wonders aloud about Dustin Hopkins, discusses Corey Graham's role, and defends the Bills against charges that they did nothing to re-sign Alex Carrington and Arthur Moats.

Stadium & ownership

Bills’ future in Buffalo appears brighter - Sports - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe interviews Matt Sabuda, Steve Tasker, and Luke Russert for this piece on the Bills' ownership situation.

MARK MY WORDS: Bills in Batavia? A nice idea, but ... - The Daily News Online: Blogs
"My gut feeling is if the team doesn't relocate to LA or Toronto, the politicians will do everything possible to keep its base of operations in Erie County."

Brian Batrowny: A Better Game Day Experience - Audio -
"Brian Batrowny, 1 of 14 members on the Bills Fan Advisory Committee, discusses the board's initiative for a better game day experience at Ralph Wilson Stadium"

Current Bills

ON THE CLOCK: Kiko's story - drafting a rookie of the year -
"The second installment of the On The Clock series examines the way a team finds a Rookie of the Year type talent in the draft. with in depth look at the process that led the Bills to select Kiko Alonso in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft."

Inside The Bills | Kyle ranks among 3-4 DTs vs. run
"Bills Pro Bowl DT Kyle Williams had one of the best season in 2013 against the run among 3-4 defensive tackles according to the film reviewers at Pro Football Focus. Here’s where they had him ranked."

If bad boys produce on the field, off-field issues will be forgotten - Sports - The Buffalo News
"So I imagine Bills fans are taking the more optimistic approach with the team’s recent high-profile, high-maintenance acquisitions. They know Mike Williams and Brandon Spikes have more baggage than a traveling circus. But can they make it happen on the football field?"

More clicks

Inside The Bills | Bills featured in Draft Day movie
"Without spoiling the plot, the Bills got some screen time in the new movie Draft Day as a potential trade partner for the Browns."

Sal Maiorana: Tackling the Bills' draft needs - Democrat and Chronicle
"There are five key areas the Bills should address in this year's NFL Draft, according to beat writer Sal Maiorana. The draft is held May 8-10 in New York City. The Bills have the 9th overall pick, followed by 41, 73, 109, 149 and 224."

Roster Reset: AFC East -
The Bills continue to stand fourth in the AFC East, per Dan Hanzus, who recaps the offseason for each team in the division.