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NFL notebook: Hall of Famer Kelly out of hospital

NFL notebook: Hall of Famer Kelly out of hospital

Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March.

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NFL notebook: Hall of Famer Kelly out of hospital

Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March.

Head and neck surgeon Mark Urken at Mount Sinai West said in a statement Friday that the procedure went well. The operation intended to help rebuild the upper portion of Kelly’s jaw ahead of a scheduled procedure in September, when he is set to have permanent dentures added.

Kelly’s wife, Jill, posted on Instagram after Thursday’s procedure, saying her husband was “still in a lot of pain, but everything went well. Thank GOD! No teeth yet, but 5 implants were inserted into the new bone in Jim’s upper jaw.”

Kelly was originally diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013. He has undergone multiple treatments and surgeries in the years since, with the cancer recurring twice, most recently in March. He underwent surgery March 28 — a procedure that lasted 12 hours in which Kelly’s upper jaw was entirely reconstructed. He has not been able to eat solid food since.

–The San Francisco 49ers announced that they signed guard Laken Tomlinson to a three-year extension through the 2021 season.

The deal is worth up to $18 million with $10 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network. Last month, the 49ers declined Tomlinson’s fifth-year option worth $9.625 million as the two sides continued toward reaching a deal.

Tomlinson, 26, started 15 games for the 49ers last season after being acquired 10 months ago from the Detroit Lions. He was the 28th overall selection by the Lions in the 2015 draft and started 24 of 32 games played before being traded to San Francisco.

–Gene Steratore has retired as an NFL referee and informed the league of his decision, according to senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron.

Steratore spent 12 years as an NFL referee — 15 overall in the league — and his final game was Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. Riveron announced Steratore’s decision on his Twitter account.

The 55-year-old Steratore is the fourth NFL referee to retire this season. Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette and Terry McAulay are the others.

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Super Bowl LII referee Steratore retires

Super Bowl LII referee Steratore retires

Gene Steratore has retired as an NFL referee and informed the league of his decision on Friday, according to senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron.

Steratore spent 12 years as an NFL referee -- 15 overall in the league -- and his final

Super Bowl LII referee Steratore retires

Gene Steratore has retired as an NFL referee and informed the league of his decision on Friday, according to senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron.

Steratore spent 12 years as an NFL referee — 15 overall in the league — and his final game was Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.

Riveron announced Steratore’s decision on his Twitter account.

“Gene Steratore, 15-year veteran official, informed me today that he is retiring from the @NFL. Steratore entered the league in 2003, was promoted to referee in 2006, & worked 12 playoff games, ending his career at Super Bowl LII. We wish Gene all the best!”

The 55-year-old Steratore is the fourth NFL referee to retire this season. Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette and Terry McAulay are the others.

Steratore was involved in a controversial situation last season due to using an index card to measure whether or not the Dallas Cowboys converted a first down in a game against the Oakland Raiders. The NFL later said he didn’t violate any rules but advised referees not to use such cards in the future.

He was also the referee in games in which there were controversies over whether or not Calvin Johnson (2010 Detroit Lions) or Dez Bryant (2014 playoffs for the Dallas Cowboys) caught passes. Both were ruled incomplete — decisions that helped lead to the recent catch rule changes.

Steratore also serves as an NCAA basketball referee. It wasn’t immediately known if he is continuing those duties.

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Patriots sign 1st-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, an offensive lineman from Georgia.

Wynn, 22, was selected 23rd overall. At 6-foot-2, 302-pounds, he played both guard and tackle during his college career.

New England lost starting left tackle Nate Solder to the Giants as a

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, an offensive lineman from Georgia.

Wynn, 22, was selected 23rd overall. At 6-foot-2, 302-pounds, he played both guard and tackle during his college career.

New England lost starting left tackle Nate Solder to the Giants as a free agent, though it’s uncertain where Wynn will play on the line.

His contract, under the rookie wage scale, should be worth about $11.4 million over four years, and the Patriots will have a fifth-year option on Wynn.

The team has signed all of its draft selections except second-round running back Sony Michel, also of Georgia.

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Raiders sign undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek has signed with the Oakland Raiders.

The team announced his addition Friday, and Yurachek is likely to enter training camp as a backup on the depth chart.

Keith Smith is the projected starting fullback for coach Jon Gruden's team. Smith, who joins fullback

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek has signed with the Oakland Raiders.

The team announced his addition Friday, and Yurachek is likely to enter training camp as a backup on the depth chart.

Keith Smith is the projected starting fullback for coach Jon Gruden’s team. Smith, who joins fullback Jamize Olawale on the roster and is a converted linebacker, played only sparingly on offense with the Cowboys, but was an important part of the special teams under coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who now holds the same job with the Raiders.

Last month, Yurachek signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall, but was released last week.

Also Friday, Oakland waived fullback Henry Poggi. He had signed in May.

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Hall of Fame QB Kelly out of hospital after oral procedure

Hall of Fame QB Kelly out of hospital after oral procedure

Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March.

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Hall of Fame QB Kelly out of hospital after oral procedure

Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March.

Head and neck surgeon Mark Urken at Mount Sinai West said in a statement Friday that the procedure went well, in a statement released by the hospital on Friday. The procedure intended to help rebuild the upper portion of his jaw ahead of a scheduled procedure in September when he is scheduled to have permanent dentures added.

Kelly’s wife, Jill, posted on Intagram after Thursday’s procedure, saying:

“Never stop holding hands. In sickness and in health. Out of surgery and in recovery. Still in a lot of pain, but everything went well. Thank GOD! No teeth yet, but 5 implants were inserted into the new bone in Jim’s upper jaw. More technical than I can explain… What matters most is what’s happening in this picture. Never take it for granted! Glory to God!”

Kelly was originally diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013. He has undergone multiple treatments and surgeries in the years since, with the cancer recurring twice, most recently in March. He underwent surgery March 28 — a procedure that lasted 12 hours in which Kelly’s upper jaw was entirely reconstructed. He has not been able to eat solid food since.

Kelly is scheduled to be recognized at the ESPY Awards but is uncertain whether he can attend the ceremony.

“As people out there know, when you have cancer, you never know what tomorrow holds,” he said earlier this month. “When I was diagnosed for the first time, it scared you. The second time, even more and going into the third time, I don’t even worry anymore. It is what it is.”

Since 2007, the V Foundation has presented the award to “a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination.”

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HOF Jim Kelly out of the hospital after latest oral surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been released from a New York City hospital a day after having surgery to prepare for permanent dentures to be inserted into his reconstructed upper jaw.

Mount Sinai West head and neck surgeon Mark Urken said the procedure went well,

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been released from a New York City hospital a day after having surgery to prepare for permanent dentures to be inserted into his reconstructed upper jaw.

Mount Sinai West head and neck surgeon Mark Urken said the procedure went well, in a statement released by the hospital on Friday.

Kelly’s wife, Jill, says her husband is experiencing some swelling and adds: “Everything is moving forward as planned.”

The procedure involved doctors adding tissue into the upper portion of his mouth. Kelly is scheduled to have permanent dentures inserted during a follow-up procedure in September.

Kelly has been unable to eat solid foods since March, when he had surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw after tests revealed a recurrence. The 58-year-old Kelly was initially diagnosed five years ago with oral cancer, and had been cancer free since September 2014.

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49ers sign G Tomlinson to three-year extension

49ers sign G Tomlinson to three-year extension

The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday that they signed guard Laken Tomlinson to a three-year extension through the 2021 season.

The deal is worth up to $18 million with $10 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network.

Tomlinson, 26, started

49ers sign G Tomlinson to three-year extension

The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday that they signed guard Laken Tomlinson to a three-year extension through the 2021 season.

The deal is worth up to $18 million with $10 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network.

Tomlinson, 26, started 15 games for the 49ers last season after being acquired 10 months ago from the Detroit Lions.

“Laken is a very talented player who has improved consistently since joining the team one week before last year’s season opener,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. “This offseason, his hard work and dedication paid off as he continued to progress and performed at a high level. We were confident we could work out a contract extension with Laken and we are fired up to get that done before training camp.”

Last month, the 49ers declined Tomlinson’s fifth-year option worth $9.625 million as the two sides continued toward reaching a deal.

Tomlinson was the 28th overall selection by the Lions in the 2015 draft and started 24 of 32 games played before being traded to San Francisco.

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49ers signed OL Tomlinson to 3-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tomlinson started 15 games for the 49ers at left guard last season.

He was acquired from the Lions last summer. Detroit made Tomlinson the 28th overall

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tomlinson started 15 games for the 49ers at left guard last season.

He was acquired from the Lions last summer. Detroit made Tomlinson the 28th overall selection in the 2015 draft. In all, he has appeared in 47 NFL games.

“Laken is a very talented player who has improved consistently since joining the team one week before last year’s season opener,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said. “This offseason, his hard work and dedication paid off as he continued to progress and performed at a high level. We were confident we could work out a contract extension with Laken and we are fired up to get that done before training camp.”

The 26-year-old Tomlinson was a 2014 All-America lineman at Duke.

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Report: Bucs QB Winston faces 3-game suspension

Report: Bucs QB Winston faces 3-game suspension

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly will be suspended for a violation of the NFL's personal-conduct policy at the conclusion of an ongoing league investigation into an alleged incident with an Uber driver in 2016.

ESPN's Adam Schefter cited league sources saying

Report: Bucs QB Winston faces 3-game suspension

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly will be suspended for a violation of the NFL’s personal-conduct policy at the conclusion of an ongoing league investigation into an alleged incident with an Uber driver in 2016.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited league sources saying Winston would be banned for the first three games of the 2018 season. Such a punishment would cost the quarterback $124,000 of his $705,000 base salary, per Schefter. Next year, Winston is due for a raise to $20.9 million.

ESPN Tallahassee radio host Jeff Cameron first reported “Winston’s camp” anticipates a suspension to arise from the league’s probe of the alleged incident from March 2016 with an Uber driver in Arizona.

Part of the reason for the punishment, per the report, is Winston failed to report the allegation to the NFL as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Also per the CBA, Winston has the right to appeal any punishment.

In March, the Buccaneers re-signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started three games and went 2-1 last season. Fitzpatrick was in the lineup after Winston injured his shoulder at New Orleans.

Fitzpatrick finished with seven touchdowns and three interceptions in 2017.

Tampa Bay opens the season against the Saints in New Orleans before hosting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and then facing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Raymond James Stadium.

Last year, Winston completed 63.8 percent for 3,504 yards with 19 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2015 out of Florida State, Winston has an 18-27 record as a starter in his three NFL seasons.

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NFL Training Camp Dates

Rookie and veteran reporting dates
American Football Conference

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 11; veterans: July 18)

BUFFALO BILLS — St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July 25)

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (July 23; July 25)

Rookie and veteran reporting dates
American Football Conference

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 11; veterans: July 18)

BUFFALO BILLS — St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July 25)

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (July 23; July 25)

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Browns Training Complex, Berea, Ohio (both July 25)

DENVER BRONCOS — UCHealth Training Center, Englewood, Colo. (July 24; July 27)

HOUSTON TEXANS — The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (both July 25)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (July 22; July 25)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields, Jacksonville, Fla. (July 18; July 25)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Mo. (July 22, July 25)

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, Calif. (both July 27)

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Baptist Health Training Facility, Davie, Fla. (July 18; July 25)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (July 22, July 25)

NEW YORK JETS — Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J. (July 24; July 26)

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif. (July 23; July 26)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. (July 24; July 25)

TENNESSEE TITANS — St. Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn. (July 22; July 25)

National Football Conference

ARIZONA CARDINALS — University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (July 22; July 27)

ATLANTA FALCONS — Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga. (July 23; July 26)

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. (both July 25)

CHICAGO BEARS — Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill. (July 16; July 19)

DALLAS COWBOYS — Marriott Residence Inn, Oxnard, Calif. (both July 25)

DETROIT LIONS — Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich. (July 19, July 26)

GREEN BAY PACKERS — St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis. (both July 25)

LOS ANGELES RAMS — UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif. (July 23, July 25)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minn. (July 24; July 27)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La. (July 18, July 25)

NEW YORK GIANTS — Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (July 22; July 25)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia (both July 25)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif. (both July 25)

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash. (both July 25)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla. (July 23, July 25)

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va. (both July 25)

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