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[BN] Blitz newsletter: 'It is not necessarily terminal,' Roswell doctor says of Kelly's cancer

Bills legend Jim Kelly announced Thursday that his oral cancer has returned.

"Although I was shocked and deeply saddened to receive this news, I know that God is with me," Kelly posted online. "I continuously talk about the four F's: Faith, Family, Friends and Fans. With all of you by my side, we will fight and win this battle together. Staying 'Kelly Tough' and trusting God will carry us through this difficult time."

Kelly had announced in 2014 that he was cancer-free.

"It's unfortunate when there is a cancer recurrence, but it is not necessarily terminal," said Dr. Wesley Hicks Jr., chairman of the department of head and neck/plastic and reconstructive surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. "All cancer is a challenge, whether it is the first diagnosis or a recurrence. And the recurrence isn't necessarily more challenging. You have to consider all the factors involved in each case."

NFL teams sent along #KellyTough well-wishes and Twitter reacted, too. If cancer knew Jim Kelly, Bucky Gleason wrote, it would choose someone else.

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Lorenzo Alexander lobbies Competition Committee: The Bills linebacker was one of about a half-dozen players who met with the league's rules-makers to offer player perspective. Alexander seemed most concerned about defensive players being penalized for making unavoidable hits.

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