Buffalo Bills Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

08/20/14
 

Fred Jackson's Wife Danielle Jackson

 

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Fred Jackson's wife Danielle Jackson currently holds the record for most pictures uploaded of children. This is a lady who likes to take pictures of her kids. She and Fred have four of them, and it's clear she's very much into the being-a-mother thing. It also looks like she's free and clear of any baby mama drama from Fred. No alimony or child support on the side.

Fred himself is looking like a nice pickup in fantasy football land. I'm not sure if all the teams have already been decided (since I myself do not partake in the rabbit hole that is fantasy football) but I do know that Fred and CJ Spiller combine for a powerful and run-centric offense. Fred's wife Danielle seems to really be digging life with her little ones while Fred pounds the turf. She's also really happy about the contract extension he's signed. It's going to keep him on the Bills for another couple years and pay some hefty diaper fees since they've just popped out a new kid. Danielle took a picture of Fred with the kids hanging out reading the contract extension just before he signed it.

Since Fred's the oldest running back in the NFL, he'll be considering upping his television game pretty soon. He already has The Fred Jackson Show, a local Buffalo football program. I've watched some of it. It's pretty low-key but Fred does a decent job of hosting it. He doesn't have the slick late night polish of someone like Jimmy Kimmel, but the show serves it's purpose: which is to give the Buffalo football fans some extra stuff to watch and think about. I kind of wonder if wife Danielle has appeared on the show. I really doubt it, but I bet she's been in the audience before. Fred may be working up to an ESPN analyst gig.

03/26/14
 

Jim Kelly's wife Jill Kelly

 

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UPDATE 03/26/2014 After updates yesterday indicating that Kelly was likely scheduled for surgery to help treat a recurrence of cancer, Jim Kelly's wife Jill Kelly posted to her Facebook page that surgery was no longer the best option at this time.

At this point and time surgery is not the best option for Jim. The cancer is in areas that surgery cannot successfully eradicate. - Jill Kelly, Facebook, 03/26/2014

Doctor's have called Kelly's cancer treatable and curable, while currently working to find a solution to manage pain and discomfort. The Hall of Famer is scheduled to undergo 5 or 6 rounds of chemotherapy and reevaluate his condition after that time.


With the passing of Bills founder and owner Ralph Wilson, Tuesday March 25 was a tough day for the Buffalo Bills family.

On the same day that Wilson passed away, Jim Kelly's wife Jill Kelly reported that the Hall of Fame quarterback's cancer has returned aggressively and is starting to spread. After surgery in June, 2013 to remove cancerous cells from his jaw, the cancer has returned. Kelly will undergo surgery on his jaw again, and Kelly's wife indicated through Instagram that it is scheduled for Thursday.

The incredible range of emotions experienced not only by those battling the disease, but also by those close to the people battling the disease can be difficult to express. Jill Kelly wrote a beautiful entry to her blog recounting a beautiful story about the grace humanity can provide in the moments we may otherwise be at our worst.

Jim and Jill Kelly are parents to three children - daughters Erin and Camryn, as well as son Hunter Kelly. Hunter was diagnosed with a condition called Krabbe disease, which normally carries a life expectancy of three years. After being born in 1997, Hunter passed away in 2005, causing Kelly to focus much of his retirement career on his non-profit foundation Hunter's Hope. The foundation helps to raise awareness for the condition, while also establishing an annual Hunter's Day of Hope on February 14, both Jim and Hunter's birthday. Fighting back tears during his Hall of Fame induction speech in 2002, Jim addressed his son:

It's been written that the trademark of my career was toughness. The toughest person I ever met in my life was my hero, my soldier, my son, Hunter. I love you, buddy."

Jim Kelly's daughter, Erin Kelly, saw a couple of her Instagram pictures go viral this week, as she beautifully shared poetic pictures of her weekend with the quarterback in the hospital. On Saturday, she posted a picture watching TV in bed with her father, saying: "Watching the Syracuse game with daddy - he's my buddy! Love him so much!! #daddysgirl #prayersforjk #Kellytough," Erin shared progress Sunday saying: "So thankful that he was up for a little walk today!! God is good!!!! And He HEALS!!!! #prayersforjk #Kellytough #daddysgirl."

As trite and overused as it can be, we'll say it again. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kelly family.

03/25/14
 

Ralph Wilson's wife Mary Wilson

 

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Ralph Wilson's wife Mary Wilson was at the side of her husband when he passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

News of Wilson's passing spread quickly at the NFL Owner's meeting. Roger Goddell informed all the league owners of his passing shortly before the media was told. Bills President and CEO, Russ Brandon handled much of the news delivery, informing the Buffalo News, "He passed away peacefully at his home with his beautiful wife, Mary, and his daughters by his side." He later released a statement saying, "No one loves this game more than Ralph Wilson. It's very tough. What he's' meant to the entire organization. He's our leader, our mentor our friend. How he loves his players and loved our community. Special guy. They just don't make them like Ralph Wilson."

Mary Wilson is Ralph's third wife, after the couple married in 1999. Wilson was also survived by daughters Christy Wilson Hoffman and Edith Wilson. He is predeceased by daughter Linda Bogdan, who died in 2009. The Buffalo Bills are expected to be placed in a trust, until the team can be sold as Wilson made it clear he would not be leaving the team to his family.

Ralph Wilson was 95.