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Bills granted extension in effort to lift blackout

By Jay Skurski

The Buffalo Bills announced this afternoon that the team has been granted a 24-extension to sell the remaining tickets for Sunday's home game against the Cincinnati Bengals, thus preventing a blackout on local television.

There were 7,000 tickets remaining for the game as of Wednesday morning -- a lot of inventory to move, in the words of team President Russ Brandon. That number is at 5,300 tickets as of this afternoon. The game must now be sold out by 1 p.m. Friday.

There has not been a blackout through the first five weeks of the regular season 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.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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