Jim Kelly is returning to the field. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that the former Bills quarterback will serve as an honorary captain at the Hall of Fame game between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 3.

When Kelly takes the field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, it will come less than two and a half months after he finished radiation treatment for a cancer that returned in March.

Not only are the Bills playing in the game, but Kelly has at least one other reason to be there: One of his former teammates is being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

"I have always said that God willing, I will be back in Canton every summer," Kelly said in a statement. "This year especially, I am so thankful that I can be on hand to share in a great weekend that shines the spotlight on the Buffalo Bills. There isn't a person more deserving of joining the Hall of Fame than my teammate and friend Andre Reed."