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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…

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Josh Allen received a nice parting gift from his first season in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills' rookie quarterback Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. That made him the first Bills QB to receive the honor since Drew Bledsoe in 2002. The honor recognized Allen's five-touchdown performance in Sunday's season-ending, 42-17 victory against the Miami Dolphi…

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At the moment, the only Buffalo Bills representative at the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., is their Hall of Fame quarterback, Jim Kelly, who will serve as one of the honorary co-captains for the AFC squad. The NFL revealed the rosters for the AFC and NFC teams Tuesday night, and none of the Bills' current players was selected in voting by players, coaches, and fans.…

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Like the versatile running back that it glorifies, the NFL Network documentary, “Thurman Thomas: A Football Life,” works on multiple levels. Narrated by actor Josh Charles, the NFL Films production scores as the biography of the great Buffalo Bills running back, as a nostalgia piece, as a history lesson for fans too young to remember the team’s glory days, and as a publ…

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was selected as one of four 2019 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the NFL's annual all-star game. Kelly will be the captain of the AFC offense with DeMarcus Ware serving as the captain of the defense. Emmitt Smith will captain the NFC offense with Brian Urlacher captaining the defense. The four have a combined 30 Pro Bowl appearances. …

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Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly had another surgery on his jaw Wednesday. His wife, Jill, wrote online that doctors told them this could be the last surgery Kelly needs. "Thumbs up... For hand holding, Lavender hospital gowns, Blue hair nets... And the doctors telling us that this should be Jim’s last surgery," Jill Kelly wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for pray…

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly took another step in his continued fight with cancer Wednesday. According to an Instagram post from his wife, Jill, Kelly was in New York City to undergo what doctors have told the family will be his last surgery. Jill posted that "all went as planned" and that Kelly was in recovery Wednesday evening. Her post included a photo of Ke…

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The voices are always in Don Beebe’s head, sounding as vivid as they did nearly 30 years ago. Marv Levy. Bill Polian. John Butler. They instantly made a believer out of Beebe when, after making a splash at the NFL Scouting Combine by running a 4.25-second 40-yard dash, he joined the Buffalo Bills as a third-round draft pick from Chadron (Neb.) State in 1989. They convin…