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Buffalo Bills news, 4/6: remembering Mr. Wilson

Buffalo Bills players and fans remembered Mr. Wilson yesterday at a memorial event at the team's fieldhouse.

A remembrance card available to visitors at Ralph Wilson's memorial event hosted by the Buffalo Bills. (April 5, 2014)
A remembrance card available to visitors at Ralph Wilson's memorial event hosted by the Buffalo Bills. (April 5, 2014)
Matt Warren
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Jacobs family reportedly leads list of Bills suitors with local ties - City & Region - The Buffalo News

This massive article on potential owners of the Bills and relocation not being a done deal is a great, great read.

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A closer look at some individuals who could buy the Bills.

Remembering Mr. Wilson

Yesterday, the Buffalo Bills put on an incredible event memorializing team founder Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. From the complete setup of his One Bills Drive office in the middle of the field house to the pictures of his childhood, AFL and AFC Championship trophies, and a guest book to sign, the team did a first-class job honoring their owner even on a short time window. Mrs. Wilson greeting fans at the end of the exhibit was also extremely heart-warming. Prior to the fan event, current and former players and team employees gathered to tell stories, as well. I've included our photo gallery here, but make sure you check out the others, too.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. memorial photo gallery - Buffalo Rumblings
I attended the remembrance of Ralph Wilson on Saturday. Here is a collection of my pictures from the event.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Memorial - Photo Gallery -
Photos from inside the exhibits and above it all.

Bills Focus: A Celebration of Ralph Wilson's Life - VIDEO -
"Bills fans, plus current and former players and employees gathered in the Fieldhouse in Orchard Park on Saturday afternoon, to celebrate the life of Buffalo's Hall of Fame owner, Ralph Wilson Jr."

Bruce Smith, Frank Reich reflect on Ralph -
"Two former Bills share memories of the former Bills owner, who they say was their boss and their friend."

Mary Wilson thanks Bills fans for their support -
"I want to take this opportunity to thank Bills fans and people everywhere for their tremendous outpouring of love for Ralph. Their heartfelt condolences and warm wishes have truly been a comfort for me, Ralph’s daughters Christy and Dee Dee, Mary Owen and the entire Wilson family during this difficult time."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Remembrance, 4/5/14
"All pictures by Joe Buscaglia"

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Audio: Bills Players Past & Present Talk Ralph
Eric Wood, Kevin Everett, Bruce Smith, and Frank Reich discuss their owner.

Buffalo Bills fans, players pay tribute to late owner Ralph Wilson - ESPN
"With Frank Sinatra -- Wilson's favorite -- playing over the loudspeakers, and an array of photos, trophies and souvenirs spread throughout the team's practice facility, former and current players, employees and thousands of fans paid their respects to the team's founder, who died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., on March 25."

Bills fans pay tribute to Ralph Wilson - Democrat and Chronicle
"The floor of the fieldhouse was turned into a memorabilia shrine that included dozens of historic photos of Wilson, various mementos, awards, and trophies, and a replication of his old stadium office with the original desk, chairs, and sofas arranged as they always were."

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Everett finds peace as a husband and dad - Sports - The Buffalo News
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