Slated to play the New York Jets on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, the Bills on Thursday were paying civilians to help shovel out Ralph Wilson Stadium. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that both teams must know by Friday if kickoff will proceed as planned.
The NFL also announced Thursday that it would "continue to work with the Bills and local authorities," shortly after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called it "impractical" to play the game on Sunday as scheduled.
NFL vice president of football communications Michael Signora said the league is looking into possible alternatives for the game, adding public safety is the league's first priority, Rapoport reported.
Bills running back Fred Jackson told NFL Media's Lindsay Rhodes on Wednesday that the team will be at a "huge disadvantage" if it can't practice. With Doug Marrone and his staff cloistered away at the team facility, coaches spent Wednesday taping segments of the game plan and distributing the information to players digitally.
Still trapped in their homes, Bills players haven't shied away from tweeting about the whiteout:
Any chance my street gets plowed today? Or are we stuck here till Saturday?â Kraig Urbik (@kraigurbik) November 20, 2014
Sweet Burrfalo Home of the Burrfalo Bills....Burrrrâ Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) November 20, 2014