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Terry Pegula emotional as he becomes Buffalo Bills' owner

Terry Pegula emotional as he becomes Buffalo Bills' owner
Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula is emotional while making his opening remarks during a news conference in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Friday. (Gary Wiepert / Associated Press)

Terry Pegula's desire to buy the Buffalo Bills was born out of a fear of the franchise potentially relocating.

And he was humbled by the opportunity to succeed Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson, who died in March.

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Pegula broke down in tears numerous times during a 45-minute news conference Friday, when he and his wife Kim were formally introduced as the Bills co-owners. The Pegulas' NFL-record $1.4-billion bid was approved unanimously by league owners Wednesday.

Pegula, who also owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres, says the Bills' purchase price wasn't an issue if it meant guaranteeing the franchise staying in western New York.

"I want to ask the fans if I overpaid. I know what they're going to tell me," Pegula said. "We can all have many things in life. We can buy a house. We can buy a car. If you have enough money, there's 32 football teams. And there's only one Buffalo Bills."

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Tom Brady was listed as questionable Friday for the New England Patriots game at Buffalo on Sunday because of an ankle injury.

The quarterback was listed as having limited participation in practice Friday. He wasn't on the club's injury report Wednesday or Thursday.

Brady hasn't missed a game since a season-ending knee injury in the 2008 opener. He had his best game of the season Sunday night, throwing for 292 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Cincinnati.

Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo is Brady's backup.

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker missed his third straight practice because of an injured right thumb and is questionable for Sunday's game with Jacksonville. Backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst again took first-team reps.

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Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians said he didn't know who would start at quarterback. he said Carson Palmer was able to throw at about 80% of his usual velocity and after practice returned to Denver for more treatment of the damaged nerve in his throwing shoulder. Drew Stanton headed to a final concussion test after practice and could be cleared to play. Both Palmer and Stanton were listed as limited in practice Friday. If neither can play, rookie Logan Thomas would start.

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Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Atlanta because of a rib injury. Coach Marc Trestman said there was no indication Briggs had broken ribs but that he was too sore. Briggs hasn't practiced all week.

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Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden returned to practice after missing two days because of a hip injury, raising the possibility he will be available to cover top Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in Sunday's game. But Haden's comeback was tempered by linebacker Paul Kruger missing his second straight day because of a back "issue" and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin being listed as questionable after injuring his ankle in practice Thursday.

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New York Jets receiver Eric Decker will be a game-time decision against the Denver Broncos. He was listed as questionable because of a nagging right hamstring injury.

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Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay after missing the last two games with an elbow injury.

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, and cornerbacks Josh Norman and Bene Benwikere were ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Seattle's Stephen Schilling will probably make his first career start at center against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, with Max Unger doubtful because of a sprained foot.

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Fines

The NFL fined Minnesota safety Antone Exum $22,050, Tampa Bay wide receiver Louis Murphy $11,025, Seattle offensive tackle Justin Britt $8,268 and Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin $5,512 for their actions during last week's games.

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