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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Kim Pegula seeks 'common ground' with players on social activism

Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula provided her insight on NFL player protests during a panel discussion Friday at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. "Pegula shared her perspective that players overlooked the impact protests they staged by kneeling during the national anthem would have on the business of the game," Vic Carucci reports.

“They came in on the player side, so a lot of them just didn't understand or know the impact that it had on the business, on the organization, on our community, good or bad. I do think there's definitely an impact,” Pegula said at the conference. “I wouldn't shy away from it at all, because I think there is a common ground and I think a lot of it is just more about communicating and learning from each other on both sides and coming to some type of compromise at some points."

Carucci's story has additional comments from Pegula, including her interesting opinion on sports gambling.

Get ready for the combine: Mark Gaughan breaks down why the NFL Scouting Combine still matters in the draft process and what teams are measuring in each of the seven drills.

Path to the Passer: Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph offers plenty to like in a quarterback prospect ... with one notable exception, Carucci writes.

No compensation: The Bills currently have eight picks in the first five rounds of April's draft, but weren't one of the 15 teams to receive compensatory draft picks for free agency losses, the league announced Friday.


Free agent focus: Options for the Bills to upgrade at wide receiver are underwhelming.

Disturbing news: Former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was detained Friday in Southern California after a social media post that depicted a shotgun and shell casings and included the Twitter names of several people, among them Bills lineman Richie Incognito.

Watch: Preview this week's Sports Talk Sunday episode on WGRZ, featuring News columnist Bucky Gleason and Vic Carucci.

Listen: The Daily Drive podcast discusses potential replacements for Donald Jones on the John Murphy Show.

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