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Once again, former Buffalo Bills special teams ace Steve Tasker has fallen short of becoming a finalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Thursday, the Hall announced results of voting that reduced the list of 25 modern-era semifinalists to 15 from which voters will select five 2020 enshrinees on Feb. 2 in Miami, the day before Super Bowl LIV. The …

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Steve Tasker is the lone former Buffalo Bills player among 25 modern-era semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2020. This marks the seventh time that Tasker, the only special teams candidate, has been a semifinalist. The last was in 2013. The list will be reduced to 15 finalists, who will be announced Jan. 2. The Hall's 48-member s…

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Frank Gore had committed to play college football at Ole Miss, but his mom was sick, and Curtis Johnson, the assistant coach trying to convince him to stay and play in Miami, called and asked a question that shook the teenager to his core. “He was like, ‘How are you supposed to be the best guy in Dade (County) or Florida, and you’re leaving the state? You’ve got one of …

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Eight former Buffalo Bills, including linebackers Darryl Talley and Cornelius Bennett, center Kent Hull and special teams ace Steve Tasker, are among 122 modern era nominees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the Class of 2020. Modern era nominees are players whose careers ended less than 25 seasons ago. The list will be trimmed to 25 semifinalists in November and 15 …

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CANTON, Ohio — Ed Reed has sour memories from the one season he spent as an assistant coach in the NFL, when he helped guide the Buffalo Bills' defensive backs in 2016. What Reed disliked the most from the experience was what he said was the incompetence of the staff Rex Ryan assembled in his second and final year as head coach. Reed gave his frank assessment Friday, a …

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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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In a unique gift to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly has donated a custom-made motorcycle. The chopper arrived at the museum in Canton, Ohio, on Monday and was placed on display, the Hall said. The 710-pound motorcycle was designed by Knievel Custom Cycles and includes a Jim Kelly Hall of Fame logo and is autographed by Evel Knievel and h…

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You can count Thurman Thomas among those upset with Terrell Owens' decision to skip the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. "I'm a little ticked off that he's not coming," the Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills running back said Saturday morning at the Buffalo-based Professional Football Researchers Association Convention in the Buffalo History Museum auditorium. "…

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Former Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens has declined the invitation for the induction ceremony into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In statement, Owens said he decided after visiting Canton earlier in the year that he wants to "celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere." Owens, who spent one of his 15 NFL seasons with the Buffalo…

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Chuck Knox was a great football coach, and he deserves to at least have his case heard by the full board of selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He did not win enough in the postseason to deserve induction, in my view. But that should not diminish his legacy. Knox, who died at age 86 on Saturday, still ranks as the 10th winningest coach in NFL history. Kno…