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Bills Links, 8/9: Plenty of key matchups for Bills against Panthers

The Bills host the Panthers at New Era Field

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Football returns to New Era Field on Thursday night as the Buffalo Bills host the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 of the preseason. There is plenty for Bills fans to keep an eye on during Thursday’s game, with the quarterback trio of Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman, and AJ McCarron under center. There are plenty of other positional battles for fans to watch, and there is plenty of analysis below. Today’s links also include coverage of Dean Marlowe, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde, Corey Coleman, and much more.

Five position battles to watch in preseason opener | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Other than QB there are plenty of spots up for grabs

Bills vs. Panthers: 7 things that would make preseason opener a success for Buffalo |
If Josh Allen makes some accurate throws in first preseason game it'll be a successful opener.

Preseason Week One - What to watch for in Bills vs. Panthers | WGR 550 SportsRadio
WHOSDAQ and WR battle among notable storylines for first preseason game

How faith and competitive fire drive Nathan Peterman to achieve his ultimate goal -
Nathan Peterman reflects on how his competitiveness and trust in his faith has prepared him for the Bills 2018 quarterback competition. He will see his first game-action on Thursday vs. Carolina.

Urlacher: Athletically, there is nothing Edmunds cannot do | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Hall of Fame linebacker joined One Bills Live on Wednesday afternoon

Do Bills’ Hyde, Poyer form top safety tandem in NFL? – The Buffalo News
Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde each snared five interceptions last season – tying for fifth in the NFL and third among safeties (subscription required).

Can Corey Coleman’s career catapult with the Buffalo Bills? | Cover 1
Newly-acquired Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman is widely considered a bust from the 2016 NFL Draft. But can he turn his career around in Buffalo?

Debut of rising Bills safety Marlowe was 2 long years in making – The Buffalo News
Dean Marlowe has a great chance to make the 53-man roster as the Bills fourth safety. (Subscription required.)

County Executive names Aug. 7 'Lorenzo Alexander Day' -
In celebration of linebacker Lorenzo Alexander's commitment to the community, it was declared ‘Lorenzo Alexander Day’ in Monroe County on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

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