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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly continues his recovery following extensive jaw surgery related to a recurrence of oral cancer. Kelly has been in back in Buffalo and got a visit from fellow Bills legends, as captured on wife Jill's Instagram account. Jill Kelly posted a photo of her husband with former Bills public relations executive Scott Berchtold, Bruce Smith, …

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Russ Brandon resigned this week from his position as the president and managing partner of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which oversees the Bills and Sabres, Tim Graham reported Tuesday. Brandon's resignation follows an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate relationships with female employees. Brandon, who began his career with the Bills as executi…

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Hall of Famer and former Bills executive Bill Polian is running football operations for a new spring football league, according to the Associated Press. The Alliance of American Football will begin play the Sunday after the Super Bowl -- Feb. 8, 2019 -- with the opening game broadcast on CBS as part of a multi-year deal and other digital platforms. The championship game…

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Peyton Manning made a memorable first impression when he went to the NFL Scouting Combine in 1998. Manning walked into his scheduled interview with the Indianapolis Colts and demonstrated the fanatical preparation that would come to mark his great career. "He sat down, opened up a briefcase and took out a legal pad and a pen," recalled Hall-of-Fame general manager Bi…

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OK, fellas. You're in this together. One doesn't escape if the other one fails. One can't leave the other behind. And the owners can't wash their hands by rationalizing somebody else hired these people. Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott and rookie GM Brandon Beane will win as a pair, lose as a pair. Terry and Kim Pegula are on the hook for both. One Bills.…

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If Sean McDermott can manage to guide the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs a couple times in the next four years or so, then I foresee him becoming the franchise's second-most powerful football man behind only Ralph Wilson. Given some success -- and after 17 straight years without the playoffs the bar is low -- McDermott could cement more football-operations control than a…

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Buffalo Bills co-owner Terry Pegula will introduce new coach Sean McDermott on Friday afternoon and then step aside. Pegula will take no questions. Neither will his wife, Bills co-owner Kim Pegula. That's how they prefer it. McDermott from now on will talk for the Bills. But a day before McDermott's arrival, Terry and Kim Pegula spoke with me for 90 minutes on a v…

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Even after his foot has struck the ball, a kicker must keep his head down. Regardless of the field goal’s length, his follow-through technique is crucial. Before the snap, his eyes have to remain fixed on the spot. His head should be occupied by basic thoughts to avoid distraction. Then trained on that spot. Nothing but the blessed spot. Transfixed, he won’t see onco…

INDIANAPOLIS -- David Caldwell doesn't know the whole story of how and why Doug Marrone left the Buffalo Bills, and he's just fine with that. "I didn't make too much of it," said Caldwell, the Jacksonville Jaguars' general manager and St. Francis High School graduate. "I know there are a lot of stories out there. Maybe from their part, maybe from Doug's part -- I don't re…

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Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula admitted he was stunned to learn Doug Marrone was bolting the organization. Pegula introduced Rex Ryan as the Bills' next head coach Wednesday, but the co-owner also offered his first remarks about Marrone's departure. "Shocked," Pegula said. "I liked Doug Marrone when he was here. He was probably the guy I talked to more than anybody. "…

These won't be the same old Buffalo Bills. This blog isn't about what kind of X's and O's Rex Ryan will deploy, or who his offensive coordinator will be or whether the 46 defense philosophies in his DNA will mesh with incumbent coordinator Jim Schwartz's schemes. While interesting, those topics are not the most germane to Ryan's ability to make an impact on a woebegone f…

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Jilted by their quarterback, their head coach and the executive they wanted to hire, the Buffalo Bills are moving forward. The Bills have begun the process of finding their next coach. General Manager Doug Whaley, seemingly on the verge of having his role marginalized if former GM Bill Polian returned, is organizing the search. Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula will be i…

Less than one day earlier, all of the proper elements were lined up for Bill Polian to return to the Buffalo Bills. They wanted him. He wanted them. CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora reported Wednesday that Polian was coming back in January after clearing up some obligations. Thursday afternoon, any Polian deal was scotched. ESPN's Chris Mortensen announced Polian ha…

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Doug Marrone has deserted his position as Buffalo Bills head coach, and former executive Bill Polian might be on the verge of coming back. Marrone on Wednesday exercised an exit clause in his contract and became a coaching free agent. His three-day window to leave expired at midnight. CBS Sports reported Wednesday night that Polian will be returning to the Bills to overs…