By Tim Graham
NFL teams have until Sunday to decide how they're going to handle the new blackout policy, Buffalo News Washington Bureau chief Jerry Zremski reported today.
Zremski also spoke with Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, who has been banging the drum for the Bills to adopt the new 85 percent threshold.
Indications are that few teams -- if any -- will shift away from the status quo. The Indianapolis Colts already have announced they're sticking with the 100 percent policy. The San Diego Chargers have suggested they will, too.
Higgins wants the Bills to try the new option for at least the upcoming season.
"The deadline is an annual deadline," Higgins said. "So why wouldn't the Bills just test it? If it doesn't make sense for them, they can act accordingly."
In other Bills clickables:
* ESPN.com blogger James Walker has been talking about the Bills as his sleeper pick for 2012, but he's finding the Bills are a chic pick around the country.
* Pro Football Weekly's Mike Wilkening writes about the Bills and Bears being hot enough to move Las Vegas lines.
* Wes Hodkiewicz of the Appleton Post Crescent catches up with linebacker Nick Barnett to review last year's recovery from a broken wrist and his transition from the Packers to the Bills.
* BuffaloBills.com provides information on how to get tickets for the night practices at St. John Fisher College.