BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Jacobs family is, in fact, involved in helping secure the Bills future in Buffalo, and hasnt ruled out getting involved in buying the team. Jeremy Jacobs Jr., the son of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Sr., told The Buffalo News on Wednesday that the family has been engaged in discussions involving the franchises future, but said it was too early to say whether it will make an attempt to buy the team. "We are using our resources, our contacts, our relationships to do everything we can to ensure the Bills stay in Buffalo," Jacobs said in a story published on the newspapers website. Jacobs, however, stopped short of saying his family would be involved in a prospective ownership group. "Its still early in the process, and its impossible to say either way," he said. Jacobs comments were the first made by any family member expressing interest in the team. Bills owner Ralph Wilson died last month. And his comments do not contradict a statement his father issued last week. In a released statement, Jacobs Sr. said he has no intention of selling the Bruins in order to purchase the Bills, a move that would be required because NFL rules do not allow owners to control major sports franchises in separate markets. Jacobs statement failed to address whether any of his three sons would be involved in an ownership group. Several people familiar with the Bills future had previously told The Associated Press that Jacobs and his sons were linked to discussions involving the teams. "He is definitely a player," one person told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because Jacobs has not revealed his plans. Members of the Jacobs family have declined interview requests with the AP over the past three weeks. The Jacobs are from Buffalo and own Delaware North food service company, which has its headquarters in the city. Jeremy Jr., Louis and Charlie Jacobs are all listed as principals at Delaware North. Charlie Jacobs is also a principal of the Bruins. In 2010, the NFL allowed Stan Kroenke to take over as the St. Louis Rams majority owner after he agreed to turn over operational and financial control of the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche to son Josh. Wilsons widow, Mary Wilson, has taken over as the teams controlling owner until the franchise is expected to be placed on the market. That wont begin until Wilsons estate hires an investment banking firm, which will oversee the sale process. That leaves the teams future in Buffalo uncertain, because a sale opens the possibility of the team relocating. The Bills are essentially locked into playing at Ralph Wilson Stadium through the 2019 season because of the lease they negotiated with the state and Erie County in December 2012. The team would incur a $400 million penalty by even broaching the prospect of moving during the leases term. There is a one-time exception allowing the Bills to break the lease for just under $28.4 million in July 2020. The Jacobs do face one obstacle because of NFL rules barring owners from having links to casinos, racetracks and other gaming interests. Delaware Norths holding include numerous racing and gambling operations across the country. "We have warts," Jeremy Jr. acknowledged, referring to leagues anti-gambling rules. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Randall Cunningham Eagles Jersey . Watching them over the past year - and in some cases, two years - has given us a starting point for this seasons Craigs List. Wilbert Montgomery Eagles Jersey .com) - The St. https://www.eaglessportsgoods.com/Womens...nverted-Jersey/. Inter Milan ended its five-match winless streak in all competitions by beating 10-man Bologna 3-1 on new manager Claudio Ranieris debut, while injury-plagued AC Milan edged Cesena 1-0 with an early goal from Clarence Seedorf. Brian Westbrook Jersey . 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He was traded to Boston at the trade deadline and played five playoff games for the Bruins as they advanced to the Stanley Cup final. Redden represented Canada several times and was a member of the 2004 team that won the last World Cup of Hockey. He also played for Canada at the 2006 Turin Olympics. He won gold with Canada at the 1995 and 1996 world junior hockey championships and silver at the 2005 world hockey championship. ' ' '