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Bills Links, 9/4: Nathan Peterman is the Buffalo Bills starter but for how long?

Plenty of discussion about the quarterbacks in today’s edition of the Bills Links.

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The regular season is finally here, and the Buffalo Bills have named Nathan Peterman as the team’s starting quarterback. As one would imagine, today’s edition of the Bills Links is jam-packed with discussion on the quarterback position - and how long Peterman can hold of first round pick Josh Allen. For the time being the job belongs to Peterman, who performed well for the team throughout the preseason. Many fans will be interested to see how long it will be before Allen eventually becomes the starter, and their are plenty of opinions available in the links.

Today’s links also include plenty of updates on LeSean McCoy, Tremaine Edmunds, some free agent visits, and Tim Graham’s interview with Brandon Beane courtesy of The Athletic.

Nathan Peterman named starting QB

Joe B: Nathan Peterman gets the start, but the Buffalo Bills left the Josh Allen door wide open -
While the Buffalo Bills have named a starting quarterback to begin the season, Joe Buscaglia couldn't help but notice the two primary decision makers leave the Josh Allen door open.

Bills name Nathan Peterman starting QB | WGR 550 SportsRadio
2nd year QB gets the nod over rookie Josh Allen

Peterman starts, but for how long? - The Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn
The Buffalo Bills officially named Nathan Peterman as their starting quarterback, but as Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn discuss, how long is that leash? It all revolves around Josh Allen and the number of elements that directly impact when, likely not if, the rookie will see the field in 2018.

Nathan Peterman: "Great Opportunity" -
Quarterback Nathan Peterman addressed the media after being named the starting quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens.

Josh Allen: "Continue to Work" -
Quarterback Josh Allen addressed the media after practice topics include; being named the back up quarterback for Sunday's game, helping the team win, and developing a routine in practice.

Sean McDermott: "Earned the Right" -
Head Coach Sean McDermott addressed the media on Monday topics include; naming QB Nathan Peterman starting quarterback, the high level of competition for roster spots, and naming Ryan Groy as the starting center.

Vic Carucci: Bills traveled bold road with Allen … until the moment of truth – The Buffalo News
"Boldness has its limits." (subscription required)

[BN] Blitz newsletter: With Peterman at QB, ESPN’s FPI ranks Bills as worst team in NFL – The Buffalo News
Bills coach Sean McDermott announced Monday that second-year quarterback Nathan Peterman will start Sundays season-opener against the Ravens.

Other Bills News and Notes

LeSean McCoy is eligible to play in Bills’ opener, NFL says, as police investigation continues - The Washington Post
The league is not using the commissioner’s exempt list at this time, as police continue to investigate the July home invasion in which McCoy’s former girlfriend allegedly was injured.

Buffalo Bills to host DE Nate Orchard on free-agent visit (report) |
Orchard spent the first three seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns.

Buffalo Bills set to host former Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch (report) |
The Buffalo Bills are looking at potential third-string QB options after trading AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders.

Bills Today: New punter discusses transition from New England to Buffalo - Corey Bojorquez was not expecting to be claimed over the weekend but now he is ready to make the most of his opportunity in Buffalo.

Brandon Beane Q&A: Bills GM talks QB plans, O-line state, AJ McCarron trade and Khalil Mack’s price tag – The Athletic
Beane explains the difficult decisions to part with players on cut day. (Subscription required.)

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Tremaine Edmunds, pass rush among three biggest questions facing the Buffalo Bills defense heading into 2018 - Buffalo Rumblings
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LeSean McCoy’s workload among three biggest questions facing the Buffalo Bills offense heading into 2018 season - Buffalo Rumblings
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Sean McDermott says Buffalo Bills still deciding second starting cornerback job between Vontae Davis, Phillip Gaines - Buffalo Rumblings
The coaching staff is "still working through" the competition between Vontae Davis and Phillip Gaines

Buffalo Bills name Ryan Groy starting center to replace Eric Wood, defeating Russell Bodine - Buffalo Rumblings
The veteran will replace Eric Wood.

Nathan Peterman named Buffalo Bills starting quarterback, fending off rookie Josh Allen for now - Buffalo Rumblings
The second-year man beat out AJ McCarron and Josh Allen for the gig

Nathan Peterman named starting Buffalo Bills starting quarterback, roster cutdowns 2018: opinion, reaction - Buffalo Rumblings
Recapping all of the moves from a newsy weekend at One Bills Drive