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Bills Links, 9/1: Brandon Beane opens up, Sean McDermott gets a win

The Buffalo Bills defeated the Detroit Lions 27-17 on Thursday night

NFL: Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills preseason came to an end on Thursday night with a 27-17 victory over the Detroit Lions at New Era Field. The game provided what one would expect from week 4 of the preseason, limited time from prominent players, while roster hopefuls looked to make a lasting impression on the Bills coaches and front office.

An interview of note from Thursday came from WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia and his one-on-one with general manager Brandon Beane. During the segment Beane speaks openly about Marcell Dareus and Tyrod Taylor, and is well worth the watch. Beane and his staff have until 4:00 PM on Saturday to trim the roster down to 53.


Brandon Beane Interview

Joe B: 5 takeaways from 1-on-1 interview with Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane (8/31/17) - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY
Ahead of a big weekend in trying to shape the 53-man roster, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane sat down with Joe Buscaglia, and had some very insightful comments.

Roster Projections

Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection 2017: Brandon Reilly and Joe Banyard make cut | NewYorkUpstate.com
Buffalo will likely add talent elsewhere after other teams trim their rosters.

Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection: Does this team need 3 quarterbacks? | NewYorkUpstate.com
The Bills have to cut their roster down by Saturday afternoon.

Joe B: Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection -- Final Cut (8/31/17) - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Bills are all the way through the preseason after their victory over the Detroit Lions. Who stays, and who goes on the 53-man roster?

Bills' 53-man roster projection includes new-look receivers, secondary - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Mike Rodak gives his take on the 53-man roster.

Buffalo Bills final 2017 53-man roster prediction - Buffalo Rumblings
Here’s who Matt thinks will be on the roster. Who you got?

Bills Defeat Lions

What They Said: Sean McDermott, Nathan Peterman & Jordan Johnson after the Bills-Lions preseason game - The Buffalo News
Interview transcripts provided from Thursday night.

Bills Notebook: Beane feeling "good" about Taylor's Week 1 status, Worthy, Ola injured, Glenn sees first preseason action - The Buffalo News
The Bills didn’t have any quarterback issues Thursday against the Detroit Lions with rookie Nathan Peterman starting the game.

Insta-Graham: Bills courageously conquer Lions in what forever will be recalled as The Wenning Game - The Buffalo News
Wenning completed five of his 15 attempts for 41 yards in Buffalo's 27-17 victory.

Jerry Sullivan: Bills-Lions a game even Roger Goodell couldn't love - The Buffalo News
Losing nine in a row when the primary objective for either team is not getting any significant players injured is a remarkable achievement.

3 takeaways from Bills 27-17 preseason win vs. Lions | Bills Wire
After three consecutive weeks of abysmal football, the Buffalo Bills finally made one of their preseason games something to watch.

Sean McDermott ‘proud’ of Nathan Peterman, commits to Tyrod Taylor as starter | Bills Wire
While Buffalo Bills' coach Sean McDermott has been impressed with QB Nathan Peterman thus far, Tyrod Taylor is still his starter.

CAPACCIO: Bills-Lions: Arrow Up/Arrow Down | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Finally. The preseason is over.

8-31-17 - Bills/Lions Reactions, Bubble update, Roster Tweaks | Cover 1
Kevin Massare breaks down the Bills vs Lions game, gives his roster update and discusses possible practice squad players.

Watch: Bills Finish Preseason with Win Against Lions - BuffaloBills.com
Bills' Insider Chris Brown breaks down the performance of the Bills run game and QB Nathan Peterman's success in leading the team to a 27-17 win against the Lions.

Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Lions - BuffaloBills.com
In a game that had some jobs on the line there was also news regarding Buffalo’s starting left tackle and the right cornerback competition.

Vic Carucci's 3 Bills thoughts: Actually, what Peterman showed was bigger for short-term, too - The Buffalo News
Here are Vic's three thoughts from the Buffalo Bills 27-17 preseason-ending victory against the Detroit Lions Thursday night.

Cameron Jefferson heckled by Bills fan, while his fist and roster spot remain in the air - The Buffalo News
Before the game, for the third time this preseason but the first in New Era Field, Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson raised his right fist during the national anthem.