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Severe weather delays start of Bills' open practice at New Era Field

The Buffalo Bills' open practice at New Era Field is currently in a weather delay.

Just before 5 p.m., the team sent the following announcement out on Twitter: "Due to approaching severe weather, practice is delayed until further notice. Fans in the stands are asked to take shelter in the concourse." Just about 10 minutes later, the team followed up with this announcement: "Currently gates are closed. Fans in the parking lots are asked to stay in their cars. We will give an update when gates re-open!"

Practice was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

"Hopefully with this system coming through, we get a chance to get out there," coach Sean McDermott said. "That's the goal at this point. It helps us work on our adaptability. I'm sure this won't be the only time we go through something like this during the season, so this will be a good dry run for us. There's always things that come up through the season, that again aren't in the little head coaches notebook that they give out from the league, right? So that's an important part of a good football team, and a good team in general, that we can be adaptable to whatever situation is in front of us. This one's no different. It's a good opportunity for us to check in on that end of things and make sure that we can handle, sometimes, the challenges that come up along the way."

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