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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The return of Marcell Dareus isn’t the only good news coming out of One Bills Dr. this week. On Tuesday the team and St. John Fisher College announced a five-year partnership extension, keeping their annual Connors and Ferris sponsored training camp at the Pittsford based college.

“The training camp partnership between the Buffalo Bills and St. John Fisher College has been extremely beneficial for both parties,” said Bills Managing Partner and President Russ Brandon.  “Our training camp model is among the best in the entire National Football League and we’re excited to continue our relationship with St. John Fisher College and the Rochester community for years to come.”

Buffalo has called St. John Fisher their home during August since the summer of 2000, which, ironically enough, coincides perfectly with the team’s 16-year playoff drought. Apparently the Bills aren’t very superstitious.

Training camp is always one of the premier summer events here in Rochester, allowing fans from the Bills largest secondary markets to see their beloved team ahead of each season. There’s also notable economic effects within the Rochester community thanks to the camp’s presence.

“We are pleased with the continuing opportunity to host the Buffalo Bills Training Camp on the St. John Fisher College campus,” said Dr. Gerard Rooney, president of the College.  “The Camp is one of only nine camps across the NFL that is held on a college campus, and we are proud that our campus facilities create a positive experience for the Bills organization, Bills fans, and the Greater Rochester community.  This has been a successful partnership for both organizations, and we look forward to welcoming the team back to campus in 2017.”

The extension keeps the Bills coming to St. John Fisher College for training camp through 2021.

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