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Ralph Wilson working out, hopes to attend Bills home opener

By Tim Graham

Ralph Wilson has been to one Buffalo Bills game over the past two seasons because of health issues.

The team's 94-year-old owner made his last public appearance nine months ago at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and abdicated his presidency to Russ Brandon in January.

But Wilson's wife told Buffalo News senior columnist Jerry Sullivan today that Wilson is working out and hopes to attend this year's home opener.

"He's doing really well," Mary Wilson told Sullivan. "He's great. Today is Friday, so he's going to work out with his trainer. Our goal is opening day. Ralph wants to make the home opener."

Sullivan spoke with Mary Wilson in advance of the Western New York Girls in Sports Clinic, which will be held Saturday in the Bills' field house.

Mary Wilson founded the clinic in 2004 to "empower, educate and motivate young girls through sports participation, learning life skills, sportsmanship, and awareness of Title IX and its history."


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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

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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

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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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