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Jim Kelly had five implants inserted into the new bone in his upper jaw last week. His mouth is full of stitches. That didn't stop him from playing flag football on Monday at his annual youth football camp. "The only part for me (that's hard) to do a lot of is talking," Kelly said. "My upper jaw is completely covered in stitches. But I've been hit after games and I w…

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Surgery wasn't enough to keep Jim Kelly away from his annual football camp. The Hall of Fame quarterback was zooming around on a golf cart Monday at New Era Field, watching youth football players show off their skills only three days after being discharged from Mount Sinai West in New York City. "This is my life," said Kelly, who spoke publicly for the first time sin…

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Jim Kelly has been discharged Friday from Mount Sinai West in New York a day after undergoing follow-up surgery. Five implants were inserted into the new bone in Kelly's upper jaw. Another surgery looms in September, when he will have permanent dentures inserted. “Mr. Kelly left the hospital after this second stage procedure to help restore his dentition to the recon…

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's road to recovery from oral cancer included another surgery Thursday in New York City. Kelly's wife, Jill, posted on Instagram that Thursday's procedure is "another step forward in the healing process," adding that if all goes well, the family will be back home by the weekend. Jill Kelly posted shortly after 3 p.m. that Jim was out…

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By Josh Weir, Canton Repository  CANTON, Ohio –  Thursday night began as a celebration of Stark County high school athletics. Eventually, thanks to Jim Kelly, it became a graduate-level lesson in toughness, courage and grit. Less than three months after undergoing major surgery on his mouth to combat another bout with cancer – and facing two more surgeries in the …

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BATAVIA – Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance during the 2018 ESPYS on  July 18 in Los Angeles. Kelly made the announcement during his annual celebrity golf tournament Monday. The award was later confirmed by ESPN. "I am honored to receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The ESPYS," Kelly said in a ne…

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will have a follow-up procedure next month after undergoing a grueling surgery in March to remove oral cancer from his upper jaw. Kelly's wife, Jill, provided an update on her husband's recovery in an Instagram post Thursday. "Went to NYC yesterday for a checkup and moving forward, strategy meeting," she wrote. The doctors "were ver…

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No. 34 with the Buffalo Bills will forever belong to Thurman Thomas. PHOTO GALLERY: Thurman Thomas through the years The team announced Wednesday that the number will officially be retired in a ceremony on Oct. 29, when the Bills host the Patriots on "Monday Night Football." "To make the announcement on my birthday is really something," said Thomas, who turned 52 …

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Josh Allen got his first taste of being on an NFL field during rookie minicamp over the weekend. Allen recognizes the adjustments he needs to make from his days at Wyoming to play for the Bills. "There’s a few similar concepts, it’s just verbiage is different," he said. "It’s football. The game hasn’t changed. There’s not tons of new concepts every year that go in. O…

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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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Josh Allen was seven months old when Jim Kelly played his final game for the Bills on Dec. 28, 1996. Kelly was carted off the field with a concussion late in a loss to the Jacksonville, which was also the last time the Bills hosted an NFL playoff game. That tells you how long it has been since they had a true franchise quarterback, and how much was at stake Thursday whe…

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Andre Reed had no idea what was about to come. The Buffalo Bills’ Hall of Fame wide receiver tweeted Thursday afternoon about meeting Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen before the start of the NFL Draft. “Your future legacy is hours away,” Reed wrote. Little did he know, that legacy would be with the Bills, who traded up to the seventh overall pick to take Allen. “…

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Josh Allen has been widely viewed as possibly the Bills' most important quarterback selection – or pick of any kind – since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly in 1983. Kelly, who continues to recover from jaw reconstruction surgery, took to Instagram on Thursday night to congratulate Allen: In Dallas after the selection, the News' Vick Carucci asked Allen about the enormity…

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The 1983 quarterback draft class is the gold standard. This year's group probably won't pan out so well, but silver sure can shimmer. The Comstock Lode, the massive silver vein in Nevada's western mountains, made many men rich and established much of America's Pacific infrastructure. There was so much silver, the U.S. Mint opened a branch in nearby Carson City. …

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Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is heading back to Buffalo on Wednesday to continue his recuperation following upper jaw reconstruction related to oral cancer. A photo on his Instagram account Tuesday showed Kelly, with the help of a cane, walking in Central Park. Kelly was released from Mount Sinai West Hospital on April 14, 17 days after undergoing the 12-hour s…