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BDC 3/19: NFL Owners Approve Lease Agreement

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 19, 2013 – 10:11 am

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DAILY REPORT
NFL owners approved the terms and conditions for the new lease and renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium late yesterday during the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, AZ.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
President & CEO Russ Brandon
On the NFL owners approving the terms and conditions for the new lease and renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium:
“On behalf of Ralph Wilson and the entire Bills organization, we are pleased to announce that NFL ownership today approved the financial terms and conditions of our new lease for, and the renovation of, Ralph Wilson Stadium. This is another important step in the process toward finalizing the related definitive agreements and remaining on schedule to begin the improvements this year.  We anticipate the final approval by the Erie County Legislature and the New York State Legislature in the next couple weeks.”

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
Spielman
March 19, 1996 — LB CHRIS SPIELMAN SIGNS WITH THE BILLS
Buffalo signed free agent LB Chris Spielman from the Detroit Lions to a four-year deal worth $8 million.

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-NFL passes Bills’ lease; Titans sign Fitzpatrick

Buffalo News-Bills seek beefing up of stadium police presence on game days

Associated Press-NFL approves terms of Buffalo Bills’ 10-year lease

Toronto Sun-Bills GM Buddy Nix talks quarterbacks, past and future

Springfield Journal Register-Former Bills QB Kelly overcomes health problems

BuffaloBills.com-Bills lease agreement approved by NFL owners

BuffaloBills.com-Louisville alum Wood hoping for deep tourney run

BuffaloBills.com-NFL awards compensatory draft picks

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 

BuffaloBills.com
The John Murphy Show March 18
Steve Tasker’s Son, Luke, Vows to be “Uncuttable”
Josh Norris Sees the Bills Drafting Geno Smith

WGR 550
Report: Fitzpatrick, Titans agree on two-year deal

WIVB
NFL owners approve Bills lease
Fitzpatrick to sign with Titans

WKBW
Contract Calls for Changes to Bills Stadium
NFL Ownership approves Bills lease/renovations

WGRZ
Source: NFL Close To Approving Bills Lease
NFL Owners Approve Terms For New Bills Lease
Fitzpatrick Signs With Titans

WHAM
Fitzpatrick Signs with Titans

WHEC
AP source: Titans agree to deal with Fitzpatrick
NFL approves new lease for Bills

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Nix: Bills will workout Barkley, 5 other QBs, Free agent bargains approach, Report: Geno Smith to workout for Browns, Barnwell: “Nobody’s ever won a Super Bowl in March”, Mocks going all QB for Bills now

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Titans continue to gather Bills, sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as backup
NFL owners give blessing to Buffalo Bills lease deal
Bills get no compensatory love; Falcons, Ravens collect four picks
Ryan Fitzpatrick shopping his services at NFL owners meetings
Comings and goings: Buffalo Bills offseason moves so far

The Sports XChange
Bills’ stadium lease, renovations receive owners’ blessing

ESPN AFC East Blog
Gauging Bills’ interest in Matt Hasselbeck

Around the League (NFL.com)
NFL OKs Buffalo Bills’ Ralph Wilson Stadium lease

Pro Football Talk
Owners approve new lease for Ralph Wilson Stadium
Titans replace Hasselbeck with Fitzpatrick

Kryk Slants
Bills might yet pursue legal action against phone-call pranksters
Q&A with Bills GM Buddy Nix, re QB situation

Buffalo Rumblings
2013 NFL Draft Order: Buffalo Bills Have No Compensatory Picks
Buffalo Bills Had Interest In Matt Hasselbeck, Per Report
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Barkley An Option For Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Sports Daily
Fitzpatrick Signs Two Year Deal With Titans

AFC East Daily
A glance at busy offseason for AFC East O-lines


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