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Quinton Spain has been in this situation before, blocking for a young, mobile, highly drafted quarterback with tremendous potential, a supposed “franchise quarterback.” For the last four seasons, the left guard protected Marcus Mariota in Tennessee. Now, it’s Josh Allen in Buffalo. “I feel like both of them are like the same,” Spain said. “Both of them like to get…

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When Jim Burt's two children were younger, he always liked to take them by that 1,500-square-foot house at 185 Easton Ave. in Buffalo. He wanted them to get a good look at the three-bedroom dwelling he shared with two brothers, three sisters and their parents. And one bathroom that was upstairs," Burt, 60, said with a laugh. "So, for the boys, the big bathroom was outsi…

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In more than two decades as an NFL club executive, Bill Polian had an up-close view in the development of one quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jim Kelly, and one who effectively has a reserved spot in Canton, Peyton Manning. What Polian saw as the Buffalo Bills' general manager during Kelly's time with the team and as the Indianapolis Colts' GM and team pre…

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The wise guys might not believe in the Buffalo Bills, but the general public does. According to data released Tuesday from sportsbetting.ag and betonline.ag, the Bills have received the most bets to win the AFC East and the most bets to surpass their over/under win total of seven. Of course, the odds factor into that – a bet on the Bills to win the AFC East will pay way…

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PITTSFORD – The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to look far for their newest offensive lineman. The team announced before the start of Tuesday’s final practice of training camp at St. John Fisher College that it signed offensive tackle Jarron Jones, a Rochester native who played in high school for Aquinas. Jones had actually been in Rochester over the weekend for the Park …

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CANTON, Ohio – Five years have passed since the last former player who spent more than one season with the Buffalo Bills received a gold jacket from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That was Andre Reed, making him one of five members of the Super Bowl Bills to ride the wave of their dominance all the way to immortalization. Terrell Owens' 2009 stop in Western New York was…

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CANTON, Ohio — The story of Jim and Jill Kelly has been told in documentaries, on book pages and through various other forms of media. Now, there are plans for a major motion picture. The project, as yet untitled, is in development, the Kellys told The Buffalo News on Thursday while here for this weekend's Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions. They have formed a 50-5…

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BATAVIA – Perhaps it's premature to start calling him Coach Kelly. Still, it sure sounds as if former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly has something approaching an official role in helping with the development of his latest successor, Josh Allen. Kelly revealed at his celebrity golf tournament at Terry Hills Golf Course on Monday that he has been collaborating wit…

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The wife of one of Frank Reich's close friends posed the following question to him one day: "What's the biggest challenge of being a head coach?" The man who guided the Indianapolis Colts to a shocking 10-6 finish and postseason appearance in his first season as an NFL head coach last year didn't hesitate with this answer: "I have to wake up every day and tell myself, '…

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Another clean cancer scan. That was the good news Jill Kelly shared Thursday via her Instagram account about her husband, Jim Kelly. The post included a photo of the former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer walking on a sidewalk, while pointing skyward. "Thank YOU SO MUCH for praying and standing with us as we continue this journey...one day…

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The #HornsUp spirit was all over Buffalo on Friday leading into the University at Buffalo basketball teams' games in the NCAA Tournament. Among those wishing UB well were Bills quarterback Josh Allen, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, Sabretooth, Celery and Bills coach Sean McDermott, who showed some deft shooting touch in a video tweeted by the Bills. …

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Former Broncos backup quarterback and Western New York native Chad Kelly has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing after being accused of entering a couple's home uninvited after Von Miller's Halloween part in Centennial, Colo. According to KDVR-TV in Denver, Kelly entered the plea Monday in Arapahoe County District Court. If convicted, Kel…

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Jim Kelly is having surgery Friday to remove a cyst from his back, his wife, Jill, posted on Instagram. "Maybe you’re thinking what I’m thinking...not another surgery. I know," she wrote. "Another mountain to climb. But...also, another opportunity to trust God and walk by faith." During an appearance at the Pro Bowl, Jim Kelly told The News that he has been in excruc…

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Jim Kelly’s health challenges never seem to let up. On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills’ Hall of Fame quarterback is scheduled to undergo surgery for the removal of a cyst in his back. He said he has been in excruciating pain the past two months, and at the urging of his wife and two daughters, he finally relented to have the procedure. “They found a cyst…

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ORLANDO, Fla. — This one’s for the kids, especially Kyle Williams’ young sons. Harrison Reed and Gray Williams have been having a blast since arriving here earlier this week for their father’s appearance in Sunday’s Pro Bowl. They get to ride on the bus to and from practice with the AFC all-star squad. They get to run around in children’s-sized versions of Dad’s jersey on…