Improvement seen in diagnosing, caring for head, neck cancer [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The overall five-year survival rate is above 50 percent, but it’s difficult to make broad generalizations about cancers of the head and neck because the treatment and prognosis can vary by site and stage.'
Former Bills QB Kelly battling cancer of the jaw bone [1:54 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Kelly stated that months ago he began feeling pain in his jaw for which he took antibiotics. However, when the pain failed to cease he consulted a dentist and was then referred to an oral surgeon.'
WNY prays for Kelly's recovery [1:53 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'He’s got a lot more living to do — and a lot more to accomplish.'
Polian likes direction Bills are going in [1:52 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: ' “He’s decisive, he’s tough, he’s hard-nosed, he knows how to play and he’s got a great track record,” continued Polian on Marrone. “That is the first step in the right direction. They have got a coach who knows how to win and has a plan to win. The rest of it now is putting the pieces in place.”'
Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly says he has cancer in jaw bone [1:51 AM]
Los Angeles Times reports: '“I am extremely confident in my road to recovery,” Kelly said in his statement. “I plan to tackle this challenge head on, as we Kellys always do, with toughness, perseverance and faith.”'
Jim Kelly battling cancer of the jaw [1:50 AM]
Washington Post reports: 'Recently, there have been concerns about Kelly, 53.'
Former Bills QB Kelly battling cancer of the jaw [1:49 AM]
AP reports: '''The first thought is you say a prayer that everything works out OK,'' said Bill Polian, former general manager of the Bills. ''Secondly, he didn't earn a reputation as the toughest guy ever to play quarterback for no reason at all. So if anybody can overcome this, Jim can. He takes challenges head on.'''
Jim Kelly reveals he has treatable form of cancer [1:48 AM]
The Sports Network reports: '"I want to thank everyone who has offered their prayers and would appreciate any prayers said for me and my family moving forward. May God continue to bless you and our family."'
Hall of Fame QB Kelly battling jaw cancer [1:47 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'He said he chose to make the announcement before the start of his Kelly For Kids charitable foundation's annual celebrity golf tournament to prevent news of his cancer first appearing through social media.'
Bills’ Hall of Famer Jim Kelly Says He Has Jaw-Bone Cancer [1:46 AM]
Bloomberg reports: 'Kelly, who led the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1991 to 1994, said he was recently diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma that is isolated in his upper jaw and that he will have surgery on June 7, according to a statement released through the Pro Football Hall of Fame.'
Jim Kelly diagnosed with upper jaw-bone cancer [1:45 AM]
CBS Sports reports: '"I have undergone tests which have shown that the cancer is isolated to my upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of my body. Surgery is scheduled for June 7th and doctors have told me that the prognosis for my recovery is very good."'
Former Bills QB Jim Kelly announces he has cancer [1:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Kelly is scheduled for surgery June 7th. The cancer has not spread. According to the Hall of Fame QB, prognosis for recovery is "very good."'
Jim Kelly announces that he has cancer [1:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I have undergone tests which have shown that the cancer is isolated to my upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of my body. Doctors have told me that the prognosis for my recovery is very good.”'
A statement from Jim Kelly [1:42 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I was recently diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone.'
Jim Kelly's former teammates set to rally around him [1:41 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“This will be our turn to make sure that we’re there for him with whatever he needs,” said Phil Hansen. “So this will just be a payback for all the great years and great things he’s done and the great friendship he’s had with the rest of us players.”'
Kelly: We caught it in time [1:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We caught it in time, which is good,” said Kelly, who admits he’s still learning every day about his current affliction. “When I talked to the surgeon and they went over my CT scan they knew I caught it early enough. But just like anything you have to wait a number of months after surgery to make sure nothing comes back. So I’m very confident.”'
Kevin Elliott hoping to hold down WR job with Bills [9:34 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I’m a very physical receiver that’s not really common,” said Elliott. “I have a defensive side to me. I like going up and getting the ball and making big plays. And I don’t really mind blocking. That’s one of the aspects of my game that people don’t really know.”'
Young wideouts promising for Bills [2:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Seeing the guys coming in kind of lights a fire underneath you,” Graham said Friday. “You kind of get motivated because you know there are guys competing with you. Our receiver room is stacked now with great competition, so you’ve got to put your A game on tape.”'
High-stakes hardball [2:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo Bills fans know Parker, and bemoan him, more for being the agent for Cornelius Bennett, Jason Peters and Jairus Byrd.'
From Central Bucks to Buffalo Bills [2:18 AM]
Bucks County Courier Times reports: 'There’s a healthy level of respect among the four full-time Bills because they, more so than the other Buffalo coaches and players, appreciate each others’ accomplishments and backgrounds. And all four played their high school home games at War Memorial Field in Doylestown.'
Marcell Dareus host youth football camp in Birmingham [2:16 AM]
WIAT-TV reports: '“You want to give them somebody to really look up to,” said Dareus. “We all lead by example and trying to bust our butts to show them how to do it the right way. That’s just the whole motive and the whole focal point of the whole camp.”'
OT Sanders playing catch-up with Bills [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Right now, I’m feeling good, man. I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in nine months. It’s just a good situation that I’m here, and now actually out here doing individual and hopefully I’ll be able to move on and go to full, strenuous practices.”'
5 Observations from Bills OTAs: Day 10 [1:58 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'After writing a similar warning in my last observation column, I figure it's prudent to once again point out that this is only one day of a voluntary workout that features players not in pads and having little to no contact.'
Bills wrap up OTAs [1:57 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"I'm excited. We did a lot of things, we put a lot of people out in different areas," head coach Doug Marrone said after the final practice. "The players now have a chance to get away for a week. We have a chance to go back through the tapes again, looking at the reps, the performances and the results in doing that and seeing where we are from that standpoint, coming in to the next phase which is the mandatory mini-camp."'
OTA Practice Notes - Day 10 [1:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“The one thing I did like throughout the 10 days, was the competitiveness, whether it was generated from the individual player, or it was generated because we were moving people around so much. That’s the type of competitiveness I was looking for,” said Marrone. “I was able to see that. Now the goal for myself, as the head coach, is how can we escalate that competition when we put on the pads on, because the rules open us up to do more things.”'
Bills’ offensive line has speed need [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You’re putting a lot more yards under your feet and just getting ready for an offense that’s not gonna stop,” said tackle Chris Hairston. “We’re going to try to put pressure on all the teams and dictate the tempo and pace. We’ve done that since we’ve gotten back here. You’re just really pushing yourself to go as fast as possible.”'
Prank on Bills' Nix not a laughing matter [1:58 AM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'What happened was a crime, and the two knuckleheads from Massachusetts — for the curious, their last names are not Belichick — should be prosecuted and, if convicted, deserve the punishment the law allows.'
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel not being thrown into the fire [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I have no say over that, so I'm just trying to get as many reps as I can," Manuel said. "I try to take advantage of the reps that I do get, and the ones I don't I take mental reps from those guys."'
Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone expresses support for Scott Shafer [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Scott was with us for all four years, and I'm excited for him and his family," Marrone said. "I'm sure he's going to do an outstanding job. We had a lot of guys on the staff that were head coaching candidates, but Scott is the one person, you know, he really paid his dues and had been through a lot and has really worked extremely hard. He really did a great job, at least when I was there at Syracuse. I think he's earned it, and that's the most important thing."'
Fed charges hit sports pranksters [1:55 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'Craggs slammed the Department of Justice over the charges — suggesting an overreach along the lines of the unfolding scandal in Washington, D.C., over monitoring of journalists’ phone calls, emails and movements.'
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