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NFLers, former NFLers react to Ralph Wilson's death on Twitter

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson gestures during a

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The NFL suffered a big loss Tuesday when Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 95, died. The founder of the Bills was a key player in merging the AFL and NFL.

Current and former NFL players took to Twitter to show their remorse.

Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ralph C. Wilson who passed today. ..#GreatOwner #Fatherfigure #AFLVSNFL...

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Report: Jim Kelly's cancer is back

Sad news to report here: Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1990-93, found out this week that he will need further treatment for oral cancer. The return of his cancer was reported by the Buffalo News. 

"Jim Kelly came to ECMC this week for continued testing related to his oral surgery. Unfortunately, it has been determined...

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Mike Pettine's unique opportunity

New York Jets' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine stands

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Mike Pettine's name wasn't at the top of the list of potential head coaching candidates when the 2014 hiring cycle began. In fact, he may not have been on the list at all.

But Pettine, the former Jets defensive coordinator who spent the 2013 season as Buffalo's defensive coordinator, became a viable candidate for the Browns' job once the team started sifting through what turned out to be an...

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NFL nearly nixed no-huddle in late '80s

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly winks as

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The no-huddle offense may be very popular in the NFL, but it’s certainly not new.

In the 1980s, Sam Wyche introduced a hurry-up scheme to the NFL as head coach of the Bengals, and took it all the way to within a few minutes of a Super Bowl title. But there was a speed bump, so to speak, to his speedy offense along that road.

Like a good TV announcer, I’ll just get out of the way and...

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Bills sign former Jet Jim Leonhard

JIM LEONHARD, Safety Is the Big Ten career

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Former Jets and Ravens safety Jim Leonhard, who was a big part of Rex Ryan's defense in both places, is now back in the AFC East after signing with the Bills. 

Leonhard, who suffered season-ending leg injurie with the Jets in 2010 and 2011, will now re-join former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who holds the same position in Buffalo. 

Leonhard is obviously familiar...

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