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Buffalo Bills news, 4/15: Donald Trump trumps NFL Draft talk

The NFL Draft is three weeks away, but Donald Trump is stealing Bills headlines this week.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Trump card: Billionaire declares interest in buying Bills, keeping them in Buffalo - City & Region - The Buffalo News

"Trump today stressed that he’s committed to buying the Bills and keeping them in Western New York. Multiple sources confirmed he already has spoken to Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon twice."

Ownership and stadium

Assemblyman Kearns petitions governor to open meetings of stadium panel to public - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"We’re paying $95 million from the state and Erie County, and right now we don’t have a seat at the table," Kearns told The Buffalo News regarding public access to the group’s meetings.

Donald Trump doesn't view his USFL role as impediment to Bills purchase: 'That league was dying' - BN Blit
Tim Graham's Q&A with Donald Trump about his time with the USFL and whether that will be an impediment to his NFL ambitions.

NFL Draft

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Draft Outlook: Running Back
"While the Bills taking a running back in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is very, very unlikely to happen, might they view the position as more of a need than some others? It’s an interesting idea to ponder."

Buffalo Bills draft preview: Offensive tackle - ESPN
"Sweet spot: Any round, especially first round. "

Buffalo Bills draft preview: Tight end - ESPN
Looking at the tight ends, Mike Rodak thinks the Bills are going to go big or go home.

2014 NFL Draft: AFC East team needs -
"Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford review what the Patriots, Jets, Bills, and Dolphins must address in next month's NFL Draft."

Manhertz to Workout for Bills | WKBW News 7: News, Sports, Weather
Chris Manhertz to work out for the Bills. He's 6'6" and 235 pounds.

More clicks

Quotable: Bills not interested in trading C.J. Spiller, Donald Trump talking about buying team again -
"The Philadelphia Eagles tried to trade for C.J. Spiller and Donald Trump is super serious about buying the Buffalo Bills, apparently." Two big Bills news pieces are at the top of this article.

Eagles Tried to Trade for C.J. Spiller - Bleeding Green Nation
"According a report, the Eagles tried to trade for C.J. Spiller earlier this offseason. The Bills politely declined, however." What do Eagles fans say?

Updating the Buffalo Bills' salary cap - Buffalo Bills Blog - ESPN
"The Bills are third in the division in remaining cap room and already have 74 players under contract. Buffalo currently has the highest number of players under contract in the AFC East, and that doesn’t leave a lot of roster space to add players following next month’s draft."