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Former Buffalo Bills Receiver Andre Reed to Get Hometown Honor Despite Profane Tirade
October 30th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will receive honors from his hometown high school this weekend, in spite of a recent profanity-laced tirade he directed at a fellow alum on social media. ***PHOTO1*** The field at J. Birney Crum Stadium at Dieruff High School in Allentown, Pa., will be renamed in...

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Kevin Kolb: Concussion Symptoms Linger
October 25th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Kevin Kolb was knocked out of the Buffalo Bills lineup - and the NFL - before he ever got a full chance to prove what he could do. He said he's OK with that, but the symptoms from the four concussions he sustained while in the league continue to dominate...

Buffalo Bills Would Be Wise to Make Ryan Fitzpatrick Win Game for Houston Texans
September 27th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
If ever there were a quarterback against whom the Buffalo Bills could rebound, it's the Houston Texans' Ryan Fitzpatrick. ***PHOTO1*** Fitz led the Bills for four forgettable seasons earlier this century, frustrating fans with his inconsistent play and inability to stop shooting himself in the foot. The Harvard product has never yielded...

Ten Former Buffalo Bills Among Preliminary Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominees
September 18th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Ten former players and coaches who spent time with the Buffalo Bills are among the 99 preliminary nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015. ***PHOTO1*** None of them are very likely to join Andre Reed and the other Bills' hall of famers this year. Of any of these...

Buffalo Bills Alumni Plan Tribute to Ralph Wilson Jr. During Alumni Weekend
September 6th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation will pay tribute to the team's founder, the late Ralph Wilson Jr., during its alumni weekend festivities next weekend. ***PHOTO1*** The foundation's "The Teams That Ralph Built" celebration begins Sept. 13 with a VIP gala at Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel in Niagara Falls. Former Bills punter...

Former Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle Alan Branch Pleads not Guilty to DWI
September 4th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch pleaded not guilty this week to numerous charges stemming from his arrest on suspicion of DWI. ***PHOTO1*** Branch was arrested Aug. 23 after he was seen by New York State Police vomiting out of the driver's side door of a car in Cheektowaga. Police say...

Buffalo Bills Legend Jim Kelly Gets Good News in His Fight Against Cancer
August 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly got good news this week as he continues his fight against cancer. ***PHOTO1*** The Manhattan hospital treating him shared word Wednesday that Kelly's cancer is essentially - but tentatively - gone. "The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain, and his level of function has...

Buffalo Bills’ Andre Reed Officially Enters Pro Football Hall of Fame
August 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
With one last pass from quarterback Jim Kelly and a group hug from several other former teammates, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed finally got his Hall of Fame moment Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** The standout wideout had been a eight-time finalist before getting the call this past winter. His numbers -...

Buffalo Bills’ Jim Kelly at Hall of Fame Weekend for Andre Reed Despite Cancer Treatment
August 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was known for his toughness on the field. He's showing that toughness well into retirement, taking part in Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities even as he continues to recover from cancer treatment. ***PHOTO1*** Kelly underwent chemotherapy and radiation this past spring for squamous cell carcinoma,...

Buffalo Bills’ Andre Reed Gets Hall of Fame Gold Jacket
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed began the weekend he's waited years for Friday, getting his Pro Football Hall of Fame jacket. The best moment is yet to come Saturday, when he's officially enshrined in the hall. ***PHOTO1*** The seven-time Hall of Fame finalist will finally take his spot beside so many of...

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Kevin Kolb Charged with Boating While Intoxicated
July 1st, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb would not seem to be making good use of his offseason, as he faces boating while intoxicated charges in Texas. ***PHOTO1*** Texas Parks and Wildlife Department agents charged Kolb Saturday in Willacy County, in the southern part of the state. He was released hours later on...

Former Buffalo Bills Player J.D. Hill Among Eight Suing NFL Over Painkillers
June 28th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Former Buffalo Bills receiver J.D. Hill is one of eight former NFL players suing the league in a claim they were forced to take illegally supplied painkillers without being advised of the side effects. ***PHOTO1***  The lawsuit alleges the league cared about its profits than the players' health. The players say they...

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Eating Through Feeding Tube, Sheds Weight as Cancer Battle Continues
June 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The wife of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly reports that his cancer treatment is progressing, but he's lost a lot of weight and limited to a feeding tube. More treatment may also soon be on the horizon. ***PHOTO1*** Jill Kelly reported via Twitter that Jim has lost 44 pounds since he...

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Vince Young Retires from NFL, Sort Of
June 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Former (barely) Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young has retired (sort of) from the NFL, putting an end to the signal-caller's attempt to revive a once-promising career. ***PHOTO1*** Young made the announcement Saturday during an interview with an Austin, Texas, TV station: "It's definitely official, in my book. Unless we get a great opportunity,...

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly Faces Possible Surgery as Cancer Treatment Wraps Up
June 1st, 2014 at 11:50 AM
The good news for former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is that his radiation and chemotherapy treatments are done as he battles oral cancer. ***PHOTO1***  But he may still be a long way from being in the clear. His wife, Jill Kelly, said via Twitter this past week that he had his final...

Buffalo Bills’ Bob Kalsu Remembered on Memorial Day as Only NFL Player to Die in Vietnam
May 26th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
As Americans pause on Memorial Day to honor those who fought and died for the nation, Bills 101 thought it right to profile the only NFL player to be killed in the Vietnam War, former Buffalo Bill James Robert Kalsu. Kalsu, who was born April 13, 1945 in Oklahoma City, was drafted in...

Former Buffalo Bills Shane Conlan, Leonard Smith Enter College Football Hall of Fame
May 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Two former Buffalo Bills were among 16 former players and coaches enshrined this week into the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Linebacker Shane Conlan and cornerback Leonard Smith made the list of enshrinees. ***PHOTO1*** Conlan played at Penn State from 1983-86. He was an All-American his senior season and guided...

Former Buffalo Bills Receiver James Hardy Tasered During Violent Arrest
May 11th, 2014 at 4:27 PM
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy showed more fight during a recent arrest in Los Angeles than he ever did in the NFL. TMZ reported that Hardy was arrested Sunday at an apartment complex. He refused to cooperate with police and attacked the officers. He hurt three police officers before...

Former Buffalo Bills Player Robert Royal Among Group Seeking More from Concussion Deal
May 6th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Former Buffalo Bills tight end Robert Royal is among seven former NFL players challenging the league's settlement with ex-players regarding concussions. The motion filed by the seven players says the $765 million settlement falls well short of meeting the original suit's demands. They say it won't compensate the former players or...

Buffalo Bills Legend Thurman Thomas Takes Steps to Keep Team in Buffalo
May 5th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The swirl of news around the Buffalo Bills' ownership situation continues to swirl, with Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas saying he's taken steps to help keep the team in Western New York. ***PHOTO1*** Thomas said in an interview with ESPN that he's got the ball rolling behind the scenes on...