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Former Buffalo Bills head coach Gregg Williams has been place on indefinite suspension by the National Football League for his participation in a bounty program while he served as a defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints.

The NFL announced the penalties Wednesday.  New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be suspended for one season without pay for his involvement in the team’s bounty program.  

Bills sign marquee free agent Mario Williams

Mar 15, 2012
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The Buffalo Bills have landed one of the biggest prizes on the NFL free agent market, agreeing to terms with defensive end Mario Williams.

Williams has been in Buffalo since the free agency period began on Tuesday. ESPN reports the deal is for six years and up to $100 million, with $50 million guaranteed. The guaranteed money is the most for a defensive player in NFL history and the deal is the biggest overall contract in team history.

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The Buffalo Bills' top receiver is staying put. At Ralph Wilson Stadium this morning, the Bills announced that wide receiver Stevie Johnson has signed a long-term contract extension. 

Johnson led the team in receiving for the second straight year in 2011 with 76 receptions.  He became the first player in franchise history to record 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. 

Johnson told reporters he got his start with the Bills and he wanted to remain loyal to the team because the team has been loyal to him.  

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Late last week Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula pointed to player injuries as the root cause of the team's difficult season. 

But Pegula did note that he remains confident the team will be able to bounce back in the second half of the season.  

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley had a chance to ask a former Sabre about the lackluster season.

When the Sabres are in a slump, fans often call changes both on and off the ice.

Thousands of Buffalo Sabres fans who would normally enjoy their favorite hockey team at home on TV were forced to make other plans, watch the game elsewhere, or miss it entirely.

These are the thousands of Time Warner Cable subscribers whose access to MSG Network is blacked out as the cable provider and netwotk that carries Sabres games (along with several metro New York pro sports teams) remained at odds over a new deal.

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