Buffalo Bills Daily Charge for March 19

March 19, 2012 Updated Mar 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM EDT

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Buffalo Bills Daily Charge for March 19

March 19, 2012 Updated Mar 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM EDT

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The following is the Buffalo Bills Daily Charge for March 19.

DAILY REPORT

* Bills Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon announced Friday that over 1,400 new season tickets were purchased and over 4,000 season tickets were renewed since the signing of DE Mario Williams.

* The Buffalo Bills on Monday announced that wide receiver Derek Hagan has re-signed with the team. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hagan caught 13 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in four games with the Bills in 2011 after joining the team on November 22nd. The 6-2, 215-pound Arizona State product has played in 69 games, making eight starts and recorded 109 catches for 1,221 yards and six touchdowns.

Hagan entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick (82nd overall) of Miami in 2006 and spent time on the rosters of the Dolphins (2006-08), New York Giants (2008-10) and Oakland (2011).

QUOTE OF THE DAY

CEO Russ Brandon on the early impact the signing of Mario Williams has had on the organization:

“I think one thing to notice we were pacing very well going into free agency week. We were up about 15% in our renewal business up around 12% in new season ticket sales but since the signing we’ve done 1,400 new seasons [tickets], we’ve renewed about 4,000 seasons [tickets] and I think one thing to notice, too, is the first deposit for season tickets isn’t due for another two weeks. That’s been very positive. We had the most traffic ever on our mobile app, we had over 1.2 million page views on buffalobills.com in two days, we’ve had over 6,000 people sign up for the new Mario Williams Nike jersey when that comes out. So there’s been a lot of excitement wrapped around it and it’s great that in today’s day and age that Bills fans all over can follow this and be a part of it.”

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