Report: Bills-In-Toronto Series Extension Approved

May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM EDT

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May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 6:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Toronto Sun is reporting that the NFL's International Committee has approved the Buffalo Bills plan to extend the teams series in Toronto for five more years. The extension would run through 2017, and include one game per season.

According to the report a final deal has not yet been reached between the Bills and Rogers Media but the two sides are "very close".

Bills CEO Russ Brandon says in a statement: “The International Committee’s decision to approve the continuation of our games in Toronto is a crucial step in our ongoing efforts to regionalize our franchise. As we have stated on many occasions, the regionalization process remains vital to keeping our franchise strong in Western New York. We are continuing our discussions with Rogers Communications on a new deal and remain optimistic that we can come to an agreement in the near future.”

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