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Former Buffalo Bills star safety Saimes dies at 71

Updated: March 9, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- George Saimes, regarded as one of the American Football League's best safeties and a member of the Buffalo Bills' Wall of Fame, died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 71.

Saimes' daughter, Linda Durley, said her father died Friday night at a hospital in his hometown of Canton, Ohio.

Selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 1963 draft, Saimes spent seven seasons with the Bills, where he helped the team win back-to-back AFL championships in 1964-65. ...

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