Terry Pegula has eyes on “big prize” in both sports

Bills owner Terry Pegula is in the middle of all the draft drama at the moment, but he’s maintaining his focus on the larger goals.

His football team just secured its quarterback of the future by trading up to get Josh Allen, and his hockey team has the first pick in the NHL selection process.

So as he called into his team’s simulcast “One Bills Live” with General Managers Brandon Beane and Jason Botterill, he said the excitement was justified.

“I want to thank the Lord for the first downs that he has been allowing me to achieve,” Shazier wrote. “The touchdown is going to come in his timing, but today was a first down. I was finally able to make it to practice with my teammates. It’s great to be back for practices and meetings. Just to be able to feel a part of it means the world. So I’m working harder than I ever have to get back. I’ve been making strides over the past month and continue to make progress.

“Taking it day-by-day, but I’m far from done. The Lord has not finished his work yet. I want to say thank you to the fans and Steelers Nation for the prayers. If it wasn’t for my family, friends and your prayers I wouldn’t be were I am now. They have lifted me and my family through this journey and I ask for you to continue praying for me, as I continue to work daily on improving my health. #Shalieve#Steelers#prayfor50”

Shazier suffered a serious spinal injury in a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals and has been recovering from a spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 6.

Despite Shazier’s struggles, his father, Vernon, said his son is improving and has regained feeling in his legs.

Johnson was one of Jon Gruden‘s final draft picks as the Buccaneers’ head coach. Despite Gruden’s nostalgic streak, there apparently wasn’t room for Johnson on the roster moving forward.

The Raiders’ QB depth chart is headlined by starter Derek Carr followed by E.J. Manuel and Connor Cook.

Nashville emerges as ‘leading contender’ to host 2019 NFL draft: Report

Nashville hasemerged as the leading contender to host the 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday afternoon, citing league sources.

The NFL declined to address the report.

We are not going to comment on speculation, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The Tennessean.

Nashville is among five cities being considered to host the NFL draft in either 2019 or 2020, along with Las Vegas, Denver, Kansas City, Mo., and a combination bid from Cleveland and Canton, Ohio.broncos_047_cc230e2c88d4fb10-180x180

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