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Buffalo Bills news, 7/11: Jim Kelly on cancer recovery, team sale

Jim Kelly spoke with reporters for 15 minutes on Thursday from his annual football camp in Buffalo, discussing his ongoing recovery from cancer treatments and his involvement in the Bills' sale process.


Jim Kelly

( Day 1: Jim Kelly Football Camp
Jim Kelly lost 51 pounds during his cancer treatments, and only just began eating solid foods again this week.

( Jim Kelly learning to be patient with his health, Buffalo Bills sale
Recent tests confirmed that Kelly's cancer has not spread, and he has an MRI scheduled in August that will determine whether or not the cancer has been eliminated.

(Democrat & Chronicle) Jim Kelly at football camp: Nice to 'run around'
Kelly admitted that he was never very quick to begin with, assuring reporters that he "wasn't moving too fast" as he took part in about 10 minutes of flag football with his campers on Thursday.

(WGRZ) Jim Kelly Speaks About Ongoing Cancer Battle, Bills Future
Kelly's response when his daughter, Erin, offered to shave her head in support of his battle with cancer: an emphatic "No way."

(Buffalo News) Kelly at his best battling cancer
Nice line from Bucky Gleason in his Kelly column: "Cancer may have sapped his energy, but it did not remove the ants from his pants."

(WIVB) Kelly discusses Bills bid from football camp
Kelly also discussed the sale of the Bills on Thursday, indicating that he has spoken to several potential ownership groups, though he has not aligned with any of them yet.

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( Camp Countdown: Will the passing game take a big step forward?
Merciful gods of football, let it be so.

(WGR 550) Bills Top 20 Talents: No. 14 - Nickell Robey
Buscaglia notes that Nickell Robey has already impressed the new defensive coaches, to the point where he quickly moved back up to the first-team nickel defense during spring practices.

(WGR 550) Bills Top 20 Talents: No. 13 - Eric Wood
Eric Wood, says Buscaglia, has the ability to be a Top 10 center in the league, and leadership abilities take his value to a higher level.

( Buffalo Bills Bubble Watch: Chris Hogan
Mike Rodak puts the chances of Chris Hogan making the Bills' 53-man roster at 60 percent, which are fairly good odds considering the uptick in talent around him on the roster today.

(WGR 550) Bills Camp Primer: Tight End
Joe Buscaglia implies in this article that Scott Chandler is fairly safe as the starter, but also calls Tony Moeaki the "man to watch" at tight end.

( Counting the Buffalo Bills: Offensive line
Couple of interesting notes here: Wood, at $5.95 million, has the fourth-highest cap hit on the team this year, while Erik Pears stands a good chance at being cut if he can't win a starting job because his cap hit comes in at $3.45 million.

( Bills Focus: Life After Football for Donald Jones
Here's another update on the post-football career of former Bills wideout Donald Jones. He seems like a genuinely excellent dude.