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Bills Links, 7/12: Expectations are low for the Bills offensive weapons

An ESPN expert does not think highly of the Bills playmakers

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In an effort to shift some of the focus back to the game of football, today’s links take a closer look at the offensive weapons for the Buffalo Bills. As noted below, the expectations are relatively low for the Bills offense - and will likely remain that way until players like Charles Clay and Kelvin Benjamin prove otherwise. Today’s links also include updates on the LeSean McCoy situation, Jordan Poyer, Nick O’Leary, Jerry Hughes and much more.

Buffalo Bills have bottom-4 offensive arsenal, says ESPN's Bill Barnwell |
Barnwell doesn't have high expectations for the Bills offense in 2018.

LeSean McCoy hires prominent defense attorney Don Samuel, who represented Ray Lewis, Ben Roethlisberger – The Athletic
LeSean McCoy has hired prominent defense attorney Don Samuel to represent him after police began investigating a targeted home invasion at his house (subscription required).

[BN] Blitz newsletter: What would the Bills’ expectations be without LeSean McCoy? – The Buffalo News
"Bills running back LeSean McCoy hired a high-powered Atlanta attorney on Wednesday, one day after his ex-girlfriend was assaulted at a home McCoy owns."

Buffalo Bills TE Nick O'Leary poised for breakout 2018 NFL Season - Cover 1
Buffalo Bills tight end Nick O'Leary has quietly improved each year since being selected in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL Draft. With the Bills' training camp approaching, Nick O'Leary could potentially have his best season yet.

OBL 7/11: Best play-by-play pairs; Andrew Brandt on guaranteed contracts in the NFL -
The guys discussed which Bills defensive player could make the Pro Bowl in 2018. Author David Halberstam talked about his rankings of the top play-by-play pairs in the same market, including Van Miller and Rick Jeanneret.

Camp Countdown: No. 15 - Will Jordan Poyer make the Pro Bowl? -
Many would agree that Poyer was a Pro Bowl snub last season.

Camp Countdown: No. 16 - 5 defensive playmakers to look for at camp -
The Bills have an exciting group of playmakers on the defensive side of the ball.

Fred Jackson: “Buffalo will always be home” -
Former Bills running back Fred Jackson joined One Bills Live to talk about his participation in the American Flag Football League as part of Team Ocho.

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Buffalo Bills All-Drought team: Flex defender 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Terrence McGee are among the candidates vying for a spot on the roster.

All of our coverage: LeSean McCoy accused of ordering robbery, assault of ex-girlfriend - Buffalo Rumblings
Everything we know about the allegations.

2018 Buffalo Bills scouting report: fullback Zach Olstad - Buffalo Rumblings
The small-school prospect has big-time strength.

Buffalo Bills exit 2018 Supplemental Draft empty-handed - Buffalo Rumblings
Two players were selected, but neither are Buffalo-bound

Buffalo Bills solidify defensive end heading into 2018 with Jerry Hughes, Trent Murphy - Buffalo Rumblings
While the sack production lacked, the team has an adequate core of players at the defensive end position and added a big-time free agent.