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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Jim Kelly undergoes 12-hour surgery, will be hospitalized two weeks

Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was in surgery for nearly 12 hours on Wednesday as doctors attempted to rid him of his latest round of cancer, but he is said to be doing well and will remain hospitalized for the next two weeks.

"We successfully removed Mr. Kelly's cancer from his upper jaw and lymph nodes from his neck," operating surgeon Dr. Mark Urken said in a statement issued by the hospital. "We then reconstructed his upper jaw. Mr. Kelly is resting comfortably post-operatively."

Kelly first announced he had cancer in June 2013 and had surgery to help remedy to issue. The cancer returned in March 2014 and required chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but Kelly was declared cancer-free once again that September. That remained the case until earlier this month, but the cancer returned for a second time.

Are the Bills sold on Josh Allen? "The team that wants him the most, I would think, would be the Buffalo Bills," NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks said of the Wyoming quarterback during his 360 podcast with Daniel Jeremiah. "And the reason why it would be a good fit up there is because I'm talking about him being wired the right way."

In other quarterback news: The Bills will reportedly host Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield on pre-draft visit. It's possible he could be left when the Bills are expected to come up at No. 12.

Bills sign free agent CB Phillip Gaines: Did the Bills just find their nickel cornerback? If so, definitely don't look at his Pro Football Focus grade. It's not pretty.


Bills re-sign receiver Kaelin Clay: The Bills had Clay for part of last season after acquiring him in a trade for Kevon Seymour, but then they cut him. And now they want him back. They still have a big need at wide receiver position.

Report: Bills to host BYU LB Fred Warner on pre-draft visit: The only needs bigger than receiver are quarterback and middle linebacker. Could Warner be a fit in Sean McDermott's defense?

Newcomer Vontae Davis excites Bills fans with #BillsMafia-themed cleats: This man may know a thing or two about playing to his audience.

Bills long snapper Reid Ferguson visits Capitol Hill to push for diabetes funding: Ferguson advocates for the disease because it affects his younger brother, Blake.


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