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Ralph Wilson back home after hospital stay

By Mark Gaughan

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. was released from the hospital Tuesday and is home doing well after his brief hospital stay, the team said today.

"He is home and resting comfortably," Bills senior vice president of communications Scott Berchtold said.

Wilson, 93, was admitted to a Detroit-area hospital last week with what was believed to be an infection. He lives in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.

Bills coach Chan Gailey said he expected to talk to Wilson soon in advance of the team's season opener Sunday against the New York Jets.

"We talked before he went in the hospital, and then I haven't talked to him since he got home yesterday," Gailey told reporters today. "We haven't talked yet. I'm sure we'll talk sometime soon though."

The Bills had said WIlson was listed in good condition throughout his stay, which the team acknowledged on Thursday. Wilson, the Bills' founder, and Tennesse owner Bud Adams are the two longest-tenured owners in the NFL.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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