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Bills sale expected to be easily approved this week


Today, the Bills have a new starting quarterback. Later this week, the Bills likely will have new owners.

Per a league source, approval of the purchase of the franchise is on the agenda for this week’s ownership meetings in New York. The source says the transaction is expected to “sail through.”

That’s not a surprise. The purchase of the Bills by Terry and Kim Pegula from the estate of team founder Ralph Wilson already survived a rigorous bidding process. Likewise, the league’s finance committee have given the sale the thumb’s up.

As Tim Graham of the Buffalo News explained earlier this week on PFT Live, Terry Pegula likely won’t be involved extensively with the running of the team, but Kim Pegula will. Which will give the ownership ranks a strong female voice for the first time since the passing of Georgia Frontiere, who assumed control of the Rams franchise after Carroll Rosenbloom died.

The looming arrival of the Pegulas as the next owners of the Bills could eventually result in significant changes to the football operations. Graham suggested that, if the Pegulas part ways with coach Doug Marrone after the season, a play could be made for former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who has worked for CBS since resigning after the 2006 season.