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Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito signed off his phone call this way: "We're taking Peterman all the way to Minnesota, baby." Incognito dialed up "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan to discuss Wednesday's news rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback. Incognito also tripled down on his criticism of Thursday nig…

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As a rookie head coach for the New York Jets, while his dazed city and a nation recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Herm Edwards would stand at the 50-yard line for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and remember his late father. Master Sgt. Herm Edwards Sr. spent 27 years in the Army, fought in World War II and the Korean War and raised his children for a whi…

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Here's a look at stories from around the league on Thursday, Sept. 7. 1. Myles Garrett has a high ankle sprain. Garrett, the defensive end whom the Browns selected first overall in the 2017 draft, suffered a high ankle sprain this week and will miss at least two games, likely more. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the injury happened when a teammate fell o…

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LAS VEGAS – Whether or not you bought into the NCAA's spook stories that Jerry Tarkanian was shady, it's a fact the legendary basketball coach relied on one particular trick to keep his UNLV recruits in the dark. The school was called Tumbleweed Tech back then. It was the early 1970s, and the glitzy Runnin' Rebels were barely a glimmer in Tarkanian's eye. So to lur…

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By most measurements, Kyle Williams wasn't supposed to make it this far. His size was a problem for NFL scouts. LSU listed him at 6-foot-2 and 295 pounds. Colleges have a tendency to exaggerate those numbers, evidenced by the fact Williams lost an inch when he turned pro. Safe bet his weight was inflated, too. Williams started for LSU's 2003 national championship tea…

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Natalie Perez-Smith didn't know what to make of the digital message she saw on an Elmwood Avenue parking meter. "dEAd." The 20-year Buffalo cop never had seen that before. So she snapped a picture to dispute the possible ticket for parking at a conked out meter. Then Perez-Smith headed into the restaurant for a spirited chat about how inoperable the NFL looks these d…

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NEW YORK – Sports gambling is evil. Forever has it been the most sinister threat to darken sports’ door. That’s what sports commissioners have warned us. Then they found a way to get in on the action. Federal legislation unwittingly permitted a daily fantasy sports eruption, bringing unforeseen sponsorship dollars and investment opportunities to leagues, …

NEW YORK -- The NFL's finance committee met with Terry and Kim Pegula today about buying the Buffalo Bills and unanimously recommended they become the team's next owners. Terry and Kim Pegula walked out of the NFL's headquarters at 345 Park Ave. and trotted down a few steps so NFL executive vice president Eric Grubman could introduce them to a gathering of reporters. Gru…

Carmen Policy was a member of the NFL's finance committee for many years. The former San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns executive has seen piles of confidential documents that revealed gargantuan dollar amounts. Yet the $1.4 billion Terry and Kim Pegula spent on the Buffalo Bills gave Policy a jolt. "I'm stunned," Policy said Thursday by phone from San Francisco. …

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has strong feelings about domestic abuse. He was the 2010 honorary chairman for the Vera House's White Ribbon Campaign to raise money for domestic and sexual abuse prevention. Marrone hadn't heard the Baltimore Ravens had terminated Ray Rice's contract or that the NFL had suspended Rice indefinitely after new video surfaced of him knockin…

UPDATE: The Baltimore Ravens have released running back Ray Rice after video emerged of him punching his then-fiancee in an elevator. The NFL has additionally suspended Rice indefinitely. ----- The video is, in a word, nauseating. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice steps into an elevator in an Atlantic City hotel with his then-fiance, Janay Palmer. Some sort of argu…

Sources close to the Bills sale say the Pegulas' pursuit has been flawless so far. The other groups are way behind and leaking oil well short of the finish line. Two sources connected to Jon Bon Jovi's group told The Buffalo News there has been serious soul-searching within. But after a week of reflection, a source close to Bon Jovi's group informed The Buffalo News this…

Jon Bon Jovi’s letter to Buffalo Bills fans appears to have made matters worse for the rock star’s prospects for becoming the National Football League team’s next owner. Fans, public-relations analysts and pundits ridiculed Bon Jovi’s attempt to deflect criticism of him as a carpetbagger who would move the Bills to Toronto. Sources close to other prospective owner…

CANTON, Ohio -- Andre Reed will have the chance to apologize to Jon Bon Jovi in person this weekend. Maybe Reed can interrupt a chat between Bon Jovi and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to do so. Bon Jovi, the rock star who wants to buy the Buffalo Bills, will be here in Canton, where Reed will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Bon Jovi is …