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Buffalo Bills news, 6/22: Jim Kelly and The Nasty Boys

Jill Kelly provides an update on Jim's health, the Saints and The Nasty Boys are awesome, and hey, maybe a certain pair of Bills defensive tackles need to commandeer that nickname.

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Jim Kelly

( Wrestling legends coming together to support Kelly's cause
Even if you're not a fan of pro wrestling, this article about Jim Kelly's decades-long friendship with Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags, better known as The Nasty Boys, is sure to amuse you.

( Jim Kelly receives autographed poster from Saints
They swooped in and stole Jairus Byrd this offseason, but the Saints - now including Byrd - more than make up for their thievery with this welcome gesture.

( An Update on Jim and some thoughts…
In her online journal, Jill Kelly provides a status update on Jim, noting that he has now lost 44 pounds since treatments for his second bout of cancer began, and that they are considering new types of therapeutic protocols in the interim between now and Kelly's next scan dates.

(Buffalo News) Erin Kelly’s Fan Journal: Being Kelly tough
Erin Kelly, oldest daughter of Jim, writes about the meaning of Kelly Tough.

(Buffalo News) Kelly’s words carry a valuable lesson
Jerry Sullivan's column on the meaningful moment that was Jim Kelly's two-minute speech given at the Bills' final minicamp practice last week.

More links

( Depth Perception: Evaluating the Strength of the Bills Roster
Jason DeHart power ranks positions on the Bills' roster by perceived depth, which is why that headline is so excellent. The defensive line leads the way, thanks in very large part to the two names discussed in the next link. (Perhaps they can commandeer The Nasty Boys from Knobbs and Sags?)

( Mentoring Marcell Dareus gives Kyle Williams a chance to grow as a leader
Robyn Mundy has been talking about the Bills online for longer than the vast majority of Bills fans - I was familiar with her work well before I founded Buffalo Rumblings more than seven years ago - and she has some interesting thoughts here about the Williams/Dareus relationship.

(Buffalo News) Is a new Bills stadium another dreaded ‘silver bullet’
Donn Esmonde's column questioning the wisdom of building a new football stadium in Buffalo. He seems rather fixated on an $800 million figure for a new stadium - it wouldn't need to cost that much - but some important points are raised here.

(Virginian-Pilot) Practicing with a pro: Bills QB back in Virginia Beach
EJ Manuel spent a day of his month-long time off between minicamp and training camp coaching up hundreds of kids at his football camp in Virginia.