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Buffalo Bills News - August 6, 2005

Marker Bills Dominate Pack in Scrimmage [4:59 AM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'But make no mistake, the Bills dominated the scrimmage on both sides of the ball, from the first unit down to the final reserves.'

Marker Hunter Kelly Leaves Ongoing Legacy [4:58 AM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Let’s not forget either, Jim has one heck of a teammate in wife Jill, who has proven to any doubters she is far deeper than the stereotypical beautiful blonde some might associate with an NFL star. Without ever meaning for it to happen, Jill became an articulate and passionate media star in her own right, often making personal appearances Jim couldn’t make without their message missing a beat.'

Marker Hunter Kelly Was 'So Tough' [4:57 AM] reports: '"He's taking it pretty tough, that's his little buddy. It's just not natural for a parent to outlive their children. Obviously this is a tough day for him."'

Marker Mularkey Pleased with First Joint Practice [4:56 AM] reports: '"I think we got a lot of good work," head coach Mike Mularkey said at the conclusion of the joint workout. "We had a number of different sessions, the blitz, the inside run, and a simulated team period. We got a lot of things done and I liked the way we finished the practice. That was important because it was about as close to a game simulation as you can have."'

Marker Bills extend invite for next season [4:56 AM]
Green Bay Press Gazette reports: '“They’re welcome to come to our place next year,” Donahoe said. “We’ll invite them right now.”'

Marker Saturday's Green Bay Coverage [4:55 AM] reports:
It’s too early to judge in QB battle (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Sander has up-and-down scrimmage (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Rookie Hawkins impresses Bates (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Bills extend invite for next season (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Family Night scrimmage attracts record attendance (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Kids out in full force for Packers Family Night (Green Bay Press Gazette)
On the fence with fan Mike Beck (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Not ready for prime time (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Competition at guard heats up (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Davenport leaves after injury to ankle (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Rough night for Rodgers (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Practicing patience (Wisconsin State Journal)
Packers fans, start to worry (Sheboygan Press)
"Family Night" Resembles Regular Season Game (
Family Night Training Camp Notebook (

Marker Corey Simon: His demands keep Birds from dealing him [4:54 AM]
Philadelphia Inquirer reports: 'A report in the Trenton Times on Friday said the Buffalo Bills are among the teams interested in Simon, but Eagles president Joe Banner said yesterday that the Eagles had not heard from them.'

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August 5, 2005

Marker The Kelly’s sorrow became a public crusade to raise awareness and money for Krabbe disease [7:58 PM]
WHEC-TV reports: '"Back when my son was born there was no treatment, now there is. "When we started realizing that there are children like Hunter that were diagnosed early enough and they were walking, talking and smiling I can see that every year you see the quality of life they have."'

Marker Hunter Kelly, Son of Jim & Jill Kelly, Dies [7:57 PM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'He was the longest-living sufferer of infantile Krabbe disease.'

Marker Bills, Pataki Send Condolences To Kelly Family [7:45 PM]
WBEN-AM reports: 'Governor Pataki says "it was Jim and Jim Kelly who last year, along with other parents of ill children, helped New York State establish the most comprehensive free newborn screening in the nation. Later this year, New York will be the first state in the nation to add the recently developed test for Krabbe Disease to its newborn screening program."'

Marker Hunter Kelly, 8, Dies [7:33 PM] reports: 'There will be no public calling hours prior to a public memorial service, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, Erie County. A link to the church's web site is found below.'

Marker Jim Kelly's son passes away [7:24 PM]
The Sports Network reports: '"It's been written that the trademark of my career was toughness," Jim Kelly said in 2002. "The toughest person I ever met in my life was my son, my hero, Hunter. I love you, buddy."'

Marker Statement Regarding Passing of Hunter Kelly [3:24 PM] reports: 'The Bills encourage everyone to keep Hunter’s legacy alive with the support of Hunter’s Hope, which has made tremendous strides through the tireless efforts of Jim and Jill, and others in the attempt to find a cure for Krabbe’s disease.'

Marker Son of Jim Kelly passes away [2:31 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'The foundation, which was formed in 1997, has raised more than $6 million and awarded more than $3.8 million in grants for research related to curing Krabbe Disease. Kelly has become a national spokesman, advocating for further medical research about the disease.'

Marker Buffalo Bills 2005 Season Preview [2:30 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Bills appear destined to finish third, and with enough improvement by the new-look Dolphins, could realistically descend to the AFC East basement.'

Marker Jim Kelly's son, Hunter, dies [12:51 PM]
AP reports: 'The Kelly family was preparing to issue a press release later in the day, Dan Kelly said.'

Marker Hunter Kelly Loses Battle With Krabbe's Disease [12:30 PM]
WBEN-AM reports: 'The son of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly has lost his life-long battle with the genetic disorder Krabbe's Disease.'

Marker Jim Kelly 's son Hunter dies [12:18 PM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Hunter Kelly was just 8-years-old. The son of former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly has been fighting Krabbes disease for his entire life.'

Marker Bills Maybe Interested Eagles Simon [10:32 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The report goes on to say that the Bills are looking to get Simon to agree to a contract and then would have to come up with compensation for the Eagles.'

Marker Parrish becoming deep threat [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Every period was pretty much successful," Losman said. "The first couple periods we had problems with the cadence. The linemen and defensive linemen both were so antsy and so quick to get off the jump. They wanted to hit each other so fast they forgot about the cadence. We corrected that definitely in the second team period."'

Marker The billboard [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'NFL umpire Jim Quick, entering his 18th season, led a seminar for both teams concerning new rules and points of emphasis the league officials have this season. They include a new, streamlined pocket, which relates to illegal contact penalties that became so prevalent last season; elimination of peel-back blocks that tend to occur on screen passes; illegal contact fouls against receivers; and minor changes in operation of the play clock.'

Marker Bills have more answers than questions [8:25 AM]
Tonawanda News reports: 'There’s a lot more boxes checked in than empty boxes. Still, tonight’s scrimmage against Green Bay will be used as an extra preseason game to get Losman more exposure. And what he does starting Sept. 11 will be his ultimate measuring stick.'

Marker Anderson, Edwards duke it out at DT [8:24 AM]
Tonawanda News reports: 'Anderson, in his second year in the league and standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 307, has taken note of the veteran players around him. “You’re always trying to learn from the guys around you. Especially Sam, Ron and Justin (Bannan). They’ve been here longer than I have so obviously they bring more stuff to the table that I haven’t seen,” he said. “I do watch what they do and what I do — for better or for worse.”'

Marker Coaches pleased with productive practice [7:53 AM]
Green Bay Press Gazette reports: '“I liked the way we finished the practice,” said Mularkey, referring to the scrimmage portion conducted over the final 30 minutes. “That was important. That was as close to a game simulation as you can have. It will be very close to what (tonight’s) scrimmage will be like. There’s a lot of positives coming out of this, especially for some of the younger players.”'

Marker Former UW stars enjoy homecoming [7:52 AM]
Green Bay Press Gazette reports: 'For three former University of Wisconsin players on the Buffalo Bills’ training camp roster, receiver Lee Evans and safeties Troy Vincent and Jim Leonhard seem headed in vastly different directions.'

Marker Titletown tour awesome [5:08 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills' training camp at St. John Fisher College has evolved into one of the top experiences for fans and players in the NFL over the past six summers, but let's be honest. Comparing Rochester to Titletown is comparing Seabreeze to Disneyland.'

Marker Packers had their eye on Losman [5:07 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"We had very high interest (in him)," Sherman said. "We thought he was a very talented young man, and he is. He'll be one of those surprises, like a (Ben) Roethlisberger-type surprise this year to a lot of people."'

Marker Dr. Z says Bills need fast start [5:07 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"If they get off to a fast start, they have a shot," Zimmerman said. "If they can pick up from that streak they had last year, certainly they have a shot. I don't know why they put on a spurt like that and scored all of those points, but something lit them up."'

Marker Evans fits the Bills [4:56 AM]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: '"I know I have come a long way and it just makes me appreciate where I am now a lot more," Evans said. "Before, you kind of take things for granted and everything else. But every day you get up and every day you're privileged enough to come out here and play this game, it's a blessing. It's something that I don't take for granted."'

Marker Bills' Leonhard believes he can beat the odds - again [4:55 AM]
Wisconsin State Journal reports: 'So while the former University of Wisconsin safety acknowledges the challenge of making the Buffalo Bills' roster is "definitely" the biggest of his life, Leonhard doesn't seem fazed by it. "It's a lot alike," Leonhard said Thursday night following the Bills' joint practice with the Green Bay Packers. "You start at the bottom and work up. And you just hope it goes as quickly as possible."'

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