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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 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 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...

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 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...

Former Buffalo Bills Andre Reed, Steve Christie Join Buffalo Fan Alliance
April 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills fan group that's looking to lend a hand in keeping the club in Buffalo got a high-profile boost this week. The Buffalo Fan Alliance said Monday that former Bills receiver Andre Reed leads 14 people named to the group's advisory board. ***PHOTO1*** The board will help the BFA raise funds...

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Begins Cancer Treatment Monday
April 7th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly begins his cancer treatment Monday in New York City.   The Hall of Famer will receive a single dose of chemotherapy to treat squamous cell carcinoma. He was first diagnosed with the disease in June and had surgery to remove it. It was thought the disease...

Buffalo Bills Fans Asked to Pray Sunday for Jim Kelly During Cancer Battle
March 30th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
As former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly hunkers down for another fight against cancer, friends of his are calling upon Bills fans to keep him in their thoughts. Kelly is in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City for cancer treatment. He's been in the hospital much of the time since...

Former Buffalo Bills QB Drew Bledsoe Advances in Best QB Tourney; Jim Kelly Ousted
March 29th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe has made the final eight in NFL.com's best quarterbacks tournament. Jim Kelly did not. ***PHOTO1*** Bledsoe is now in the finals of the Millenials Bracket against Donovan McNabb, who holds more than 70 percent of the early votes. Kelly was beaten in the second round by...

Former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly Down in Best QB Tourney; Drew Bledsoe Set to Advance
March 27th, 2014 at 10:13 PM
One former Buffalo Bills quarterback is on the verge of moving on in NFL.com's greatest quarterback tournament, while another is set to get knocked out in round two. But which former signal-caller is which might be surprising. ***PHOTO1*** Barring a major comeback Friday, Jim Kelly will lose his second-round matchup to Joe Montana....

Buffalo Bills Fans Continue to Shower Support Upon Jim Kelly
March 25th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
As former Buffalo Bills quarterback prepares for surgery relating to jaw cancer, support from across Buffalo and the world continues to pour in during his second bout with the disease.   Jim's wife, Jill, said on Twitter he's tentatively set to have the surgery Thursday in New York City. He's been in...

Jim Kelly’s Former Buffalo Bills Teammates Support Him During Second Battle with Cancer
March 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has had a tough life after playing in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills. ***PHOTO1*** Kelly's son, Hunter, was diagnosed with Krabbe Disease after he was born in 1997. He was given just three years to live. Hunter would beat the odds for a while, but...

Hall of Fame Selection Sinking in with Andre Reed
March 23rd, 2014 at 9:36 PM
When Andre Reed was selected to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, the entire Western New York area breathed a sigh of relief. ***PHOTO1*** About six weeks after getting the news, Reed says that the feeling is starting to sink in. "As the days go by, it sinks...

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly Battling Cancer Again
March 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's cancer has returned. The Hall of Famer was diagnosed last year with squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer of the jaw. He had surgery June 7 to remove the cancer and part of his jaw. No follow-up chemotherapy or radiation were needed. ***PHOTO1*** It was thought at time...

Former Buffalo Bills Linebacker, Kirk Morrison, Pursuing Analyst Role as Post-NFL Career
March 7th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
  Kirk Morrison realized he had a passion for sports analysis during his playing career and has pursued that passion as a second career after eight seasons in the NFL. Morrison has numerous analyst roles within the media, thanks in part to Centurion Strategies, and is excited to have an opportunity to pursue this passion.  "I've been...