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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/7

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Kelly colorfully celebrates 25th tourney -
"The annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic saw many famous celebrities at Terry Hills Golf Club in Batavia Monday. All of the golfers were given some 'colorful' golfing pants and Kelly led the way with an Irish concoction of green, lime green and white."

Inside The Bills | Kelly tourney breaks record
"From everything we counted up it was already over what we’ve had before," Kelly said. "When you have 60 foursomes and you add another 40 or 50 golfers and they bring something at the high I think we had almost 1,200 people, which is a record. It just goes to show this area never ceases to amaze me and it’s not just from here. I think we have three or four foursomes from Mississippi and one from Texas."

Owens Taught Hardy How To Become Elite WR -
"I learned to be a professional [in Buffalo]," Hardy told reporters during the player’s unofficial workouts at Towson University in late May. "I learned how to do things behind closed doors by watching Terrell Owens, so I can be that elite receiver. Hopefully that will happen here."

Fina entering boot camp - The Buffalo News
"Former Bills offensive tackle John Fina, one of the team's more quotable players during his tenure, is going to give the other side of the microphone a try. He is joining 15 other former NFL players at the league's fifth annual Broadcast Boot Camp from June 20-23 at the NFL Films headquarters in Mt. Laurel, N.J. Other former Bills scheduled to attend the boot camp are safeties Nick Ferguson and Dustin Fox."

Brian Moorman's PUNT Foundation Triathalon | WKBW
"Some of the best well-rounded athletes took to the streets of Downtown Buffalo Saturday morning for Brian Moorman's PUNT Foundation triathalon."

Inside The Bills | Kelly has back surgery
"It got to the point where I couldn’t even play basketball with my daughter anymore," he said at Terry Hills golf course in Batavia strapped with a back brace. "When I got up in the morning it took me 15 to 20 minutes just to get loose. I couldn’t put socks on anymore. That’s not a way to live."

Inside The Bills | Talley on College HOF
"Tremendous honor," he said. "You think about all the kids that played college football and so to go in to the College Football Hall of Fame is truly an honor. What is 400 million people have played college football and I’m only the 12th player from my school to go in, it’s truly amazing. It’s a small group to be in and I’m just really, really proud of it."

Kelly on mend, hosts record turnout - The Buffalo News
"Kelly was walking around fine but was not swinging any golf clubs becuase he's recovering from major back surgery three weeks ago. Kelly said he had two discs replaced in his lower back and a metal plate inserted. Bills orthopedist Dr. Andrew Cappuccino did the surgery."

Mending Kelly welcomes big field for tournament - The Buffalo News
"Kelly had a fuller-than-normal field of 60 fivesomes on the 27-hole layout and said attendance at the auction and party on Sunday night was a record of about 1,200."

Dolphins LBs supreme in AFC East - ESPN AFC East Blog
"Not surprisingly, the Buffalo Bills are considered last in the division. Williamson notes the Bills need to re-sign free agent Paul Posluszny, hope Shawne Merriman resurrects his career and need to add one more 'legit starting outside linebacker who can rush the passer' to get their defense on track."

Fred Jackson won't miss Bills' old uniforms - ESPN AFC East Blog
"We'll definitely look good in them," Jackson said. "It'll be a good change for us. I haven't met a guy on the team that was real enthused about the uniforms we did have. I can't think of one guy on our team that's not going to like the new ones. "

Mangold, Welker added to top 100 list - ESPN AFC East Blog
"Another player who might be running out of space is Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams. He made the Pro Bowl and is considered an underrated performer on a bad team, but you'd like to think if he deserved to be on the list that his peers would recognize him."

Bills Change Name Of Field House - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The Buffalo Bills announced today that they have partnered with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York to re-name the Bills Fieldhouse, "The Bills Healthy Zone." In addition to new signage on the side of the building, the Bills administrative offices will also have main entry signage reflecting "The Healthy Zone" verbiage. The Bills charging buffalo logo and the BlueCross BlueShield logo will accompany the wording on the signs. "

Lockout Talks Prevalent At Jim Kelly Classic - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Bucagaglia's recap of the Jim Kelly Golf Tournament.

Kelly's Silver Anniversary Golf Classic is the biggest yet - The Daily News Online: Sports
"We really look forward to it every year. It’s just amazing to have all these people in Batavia, N.Y. There’s some big-time stars here," said Nick Rotondo, president/owner of Terry Hills. This was the sixth year the event has taken place at Terry Hills, which was chosen because it has 27 holes and other amenities. The tournament started at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg.