Kelly’s cancer surgery called a success [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Mr. Kelly is recovering comfortably at this time. He is in the capable care of the great nurses and staff here at ECMC. He will remain here at the hospital until he feels comfortable to go home.”'
Speedy recovery expected after Kelly has surgery [1:58 AM]
AP reports: 'The operation, conducted on Friday morning, was described as going ''very well,'' according to a release issued by Buffalo's Erie County Medical Center. Kelly is recovering comfortably and will remain in hospital for an undetermined period, the release said.'
Jim Kelly recovering after cancer surgery [1:57 AM]
The Sports Network reports: '"Today, Mr. Kelly underwent a partial maxillectomy to remove a squamous cell carcinoma of the upper gingival caused be chronic irritation at the gum site," said the statement from doctors at Erie County Medical Center. "He underwent reconstruction with a dental obturator. The surgery went very well. We are hopeful for and anticipate a speedy recovery and successful outcome."'
Former Bills QB Kelly has cancerous bone removed [1:56 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Part of Kelly's jawbone where the squamous cell carcinoma was found and caused by "chronic irritation at the gum site" was removed. Doctors then reconstructed the affected area.'
Jim Kelly's Surgery Goes Well [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The Bills released a statement, saying that the surgery went very well and that Kelly is recovering comfortably.'
From one 12 to another, on conquering cancer [1:59 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“The outpouring of emails that we got from fans in Buffalo was unbelievable,” he said. “Once our website got out there, we had 1,500 emails in three days. I bet 70 percent of them were from people in Buffalo, or that I had been acquainted with in Buffalo over the years.”'
Bills announce training camp schedule [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will hold their first 2013 training camp practice on Sunday, July 28, at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. That practice, and four others, are night practices that require a free ticket to attend. All other practices are also free. Training camp runs through Aug. 21.'
Bills receiver Graham spends practice with Webster Schroeder [1:58 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'He talked about everything from running track in high school and college, to his great draft day experience and even brought up his hatred for the Patriots, especially after a tough loss to them in New England last year.'
Bills add to line depth, sign veteran Legursky [1:57 AM]
AP reports: 'He will be in the mix for the starting left guard position for the Bills, a race that also includes Colin Brown, Zach Chibane, Chris Scott, Thomas Welch and Sam Young. Legursky could also push David Snow for the backup center role behind Eric Wood.'
Bills add OL Legursky [1:56 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The move adds some experienced depth to a Buffalo offensive line that lost both starting left guard Andy Levitre and key reserve Chad Rinehart in free agency during the offseason.'
OL Legursky joins Bills [1:55 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills also announced that linebacker Greg Lloyd has been waived to make room on the roster for Legursky.'
Bills sign OL Legursky [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Legursky, 26, has spent each of the past four seasons as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He made 17 starts over that time and has experience at both center and guard. He appeared in 50 total games, including making 10 starts during the 2011 season.'
Bills release training camp schedule [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Only three practices will be closed off from both the public and the media. Those dates are August 8, August 13 and August 19.'
C-G Doug Legursky signed by Bills [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“There’s just a vibe they have here,” Legursky told Buffalobills.com. “They have an electricity here. They’re an amped up coaching staff. I really think they’re going to do well and I’m just glad to be a part of it and part of an organization that trusts me. They brought me in and hopefully they’ll lead us to a championship.”'
2013 Training Camp schedule announced [1:51 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills will host five public night practices during the Verizon Wireless Training Camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, NY. The first night practice will be on July 28th, followed by August 5th, 9th, 14th and 20th.'
Hall of Fame event has Bills support [1:50 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Mr. Wilson is very invested in the Hall of Fame, and our Bills contingent is really doing this on behalf of him,” said Owen, a member of the Hall’s National Advisory Board. “We want to put the Hall of Fame on a platform and help people hear the stories of these players and think about the Hall of Fame.”'
Nothing funny as Nix pranksters land in federal court [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser, appearing with their parents, were released on their own recognizance after U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder entered pleas of not guilty for both men. They are scheduled to return to his courtroom Aug. 30.'
Buffalo Bills' T.J. Graham will help train Webster Warriors June 5 [1:58 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'The Webster Schroeder High School Warriors Football Team has been selected to participate in Gatorade’s inaugural Train With a Pro program. The team will welcome wide receiver T.J. Graham of the Buffalo Bills to the Schroeder High School Stadium turf field, 875 Ridge Road, from about 4:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5.'
Buffalo Bills linebacker Bryan Scott to appear in Allentown [1:57 AM]
Easton Express Times reports: 'Scott will meet with students of Baum's smART Program. Scott is also the founder of Team BScott and the Bryan Scott Pick Your Passion Foundation for the Arts.'
Mass. suspects in NFL call prank free without bail [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser declined to speak with reporters after appearing briefly with their lawyers in U.S. District Court in Buffalo, where the judge entered not guilty pleas on their behalf and released them.'
Two free agent OL visit Bills [1:55 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Green is an unrestricted free agent after having spent each of the past four seasons with the San Diego Chargers as a guard. He originally signed with the New England Patriots this off-season, but was released just last week. Over his first four seasons Green started 28 games, including all 13 of his 2012 regular season appearances.'
Bills host pair of free agent offensive linemen [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'San Diego free agent guard Tyronne Green and Pittsburgh free agent center/guard Doug Legursky both toured the facilities at One Bills Drive and met members of the offensive coaching staff Tuesday.'
Bills join in support of Jim Kelly [1:53 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'What Jim has done for our community has been simply remarkable, particularly in terms of his charitable endeavors away from the playing field. The Bills organization encourages everyone to use this latest development regarding his health to return the favor by keeping Jim and his family in our thoughts and prayers. We’re beside you all the way number 12!"'
Marrone gets his first look at Bills training camp setup [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“When we get here at the end of July, it needs to be a seamless transition logistically,” said Brandon, a Fisher graduate. “With everything that effects football, we need to make sure we have 100% commitment and that it’s an all-in mentality.”'
Kelly sees jawbone cancer as ‘another river to cross’ [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“When you hear the word cancer it actually scares the crap out of you,” Kelly told reporters at his celebrity golf tournament Monday. “I know it not only scared me, but it scared my family. But like everything, it’s just another river to cross.”'
Jim Kelly confident he will beat cancer [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I know I’ll beat it.”'
Cancer faces a fighter tested on, off field [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It seemed somehow fitting for Jim Kelly to tell the world about his jaw cancer at the start of his annual golf tournament Monday.'
Survival rate for Kelly’s variety of cancer is above 50% [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Oral squamous-cell carcinoma affects about 30,000 Americans each year, according to the Merck Manual, a well-respected medical textbook. In the U.S., 3 percent of cancers in men and 2 percent in women are oral squamous-cell carcinomas, which mostly occur in people older than 50. Typical treatment includes surgery, radiation or both.'
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.'
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