Additional statement from Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon
"We have made prudent preparations for the possibility of a work stoppage. We have, for some time, been very upfront and transparent with our staff so that they too could make informed and educated preparations. We have built a program that focuses on shared sacrifice. Every employee in the organization will be affected. As you move up the organization chart the sacrifice increases in absolute and percentage terms, as it should. We plan no layoffs as a result of the situation at this time. Our hope is that our advanced planning will allow us to avoid them in the future as well."