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Sunshine said the split had nothing to do with Bon Jovi’s NFL aspirations and referred to previous reports that Sambora was never fired. He noted the guitarist said he was dropping out of the band’s world tour because of “personal issues.”

Last week, Sambora told TMZ that he’s been in contact with Bon Jovi and indicated he is open to rejoining the band.

The Bills (4-7) are coming off their bye weekend off and preparing to host Atlanta in Buffalo’s annual “home” game at Toronto on Sunday.

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