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Could C. Dean Metropoulos, savior of the Twinkie, buy the Buffalo Bills?

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Bills cancel today's voluntary practice for a team-building activity - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
Coach Doug Marrone cancelled the on-field practice session in order to have his 85-or-so players on hand take part in a team-building activity. "

Team sale

Terry Pegula has more cash on hand after $1.75 billion sale of oil acreage - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Pegula's liquidity is flowing strong after his East Resources Inc. and at least one other undisclosed company sold 75,000 acres of Utica and Marcellus Shale leases in West Virginia and Ohio for $1.75 billion."

Pabst, Twinkie kingpin Metropoulos will consider buying Buffalo Bills - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"C. Dean Metropoulos, the food and beverage magnate who was a runner-up to Shad Khan for the Jacksonville Jaguars three years ago, will take a look at the Bills when the team's financial advisers produce their sales book."

Homeland Security chief open to easing bridge traffic during Bills games - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Wednesday won a commitment from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to try to ease the crush of traffic at the Peace Bridge on days when the Buffalo Bills play home games."

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Eric Wood: "We understand what's expected of us" - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"Center Eric Wood joined Chris Brown on The John Murphy Show to discuss the progression of the offense during OTAs, the rookie O-line additions, and Buffalo's fast-paced tempo."

NFL rookie projections: Sammy Watkins, Johnny Manziel, more - NFL.com
Sammy Watkins "Projection: 65 catches, 950 receiving yards, seven touchdowns."

Breaking into Bills’ receiving corps is a tall order - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Bills added five lesser-known receivers to the roster who are 6-foot-2 or taller. They include: 6-6 Ramses Barden, 6-5 Chris Summers, 6-4 Cordell Roberson, 6-3 Kevin Elliott and 6-2 Caleb Holley."

Video expected in falling football fan's trial | Pro32: Head to Head
"I'll tell you right now, Rob's the guy. He fell from the upper deck to the lower deck," defense attorney Patrick Brown said during jury selection. "There's a lot in this case that's not in dispute."

Roger Staubach stars on all-'70s fantasy team - NFL.com
"As Decades Month continues, Michael Fabiano looks at the NFL in the 1970s to find the best fantasy stars." O.J. Simpson is the top running back.