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Bills Links, 2/27: Plenty of speculation for Brandon Beane heading into the 2019 NFL Combine

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Free agency and the draft will be big for the Bills’ GM

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The focus of the NFL offseason has now shifted to Indianapolis and this year’s combine. It’s a pivotal stretch for the Buffalo Bills and general manager Brandon Beane, as the team is expected to be active once free agency opens on March 13. Today’s edition of the Bills Links is chocked full of information, with plenty of speculation around what Beane and his staff may do this offseason.


Bills pre-combine musings - The Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn
The NFL kicks back into gear this week with the 2019 NFL Combine, and Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn convene to discuss the importance of the week with the Buffalo Bills in mind.

2019 NFL Draft: 10 potential outcomes for the Buffalo Bills at No. 9 | NewYorkUpstate.com
If the Bills land any one of these ten players the draft will be a success. Even better if they trade down.

CAPACCIO: Five pre-combine thoughts on the Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Some thoughts on the roster, free agency, and the NFL Draft.

2019 NFL mock draft: 3 rounds shows how deep the rookie class is - SBNation.com
Get ready for the NFL Scouting Combine by knowing these deeper prospects.

Bills front office prepares for the spotlight as free agency and draft approach - BuffaloBills.com
General manager Brandon Beane and his personnel staff will descend on Indianapolis this week to evaluate the top prospects at the combine and early next month they will begin to sign veteran free agents .

Jordan Reid's Mock Draft 1.0 | Cover 1
With NFL Draft season fully underway, Cover 1's Jordan Reid drops his first official mock draft ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Josh Allen's rookie season was a 'tale of two halves' | Page 3 of 3 | Cover 1
Josh Allen's rookie NFL season with the Buffalo Bills was up-and-down. Erik Turner recaps the season and shows how and why it really was a tale of two halves.

Bills' focus on homegrown talent could temper 2019 spending - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo has a lot of cap space and a lot of needs, but plans a "calculated" approach in free agency while saving money for its own young players.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Shaq Lawson’s career advice: Find what you’re good at and master it – The Buffalo News
"University of Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu not only studies the best linemen in the NFL, but he reaches out to some of them for advice, too."

What's one move you'd make as Buffalo Bills GM this offseason? - BuffaloBills.com
The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss what's one move they would make as Buffalo Bills GM this offseason.

Top 101 NFL free agents of 2019: DeMarcus Lawrence at No. 1 - NFL.com
Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling have combined their personal rankings to formulate NFL.com's Top 101 Free Agents of 2019.

What can Ken Dorsey do for Josh Allen's game? - BuffaloBills.com
Buffalo's new quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey has an effective approach to mentoring young quarterbacks, as evidenced by his work with Cam Newton in Carolina.

Bills hire former Dolphins analytics guy – ProFootballTalk
"According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Lock has left the Dolphins for a position with the Bills. His title in Miami was director of analytics, and he's been there since 2015."

What They're Saying: National analysts predict the Bills make these moves in free agency - BuffaloBills.com
NFL analysts from ESPN and NFL.com share their opinions on how the Bills can bolster their roster this offseason.

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Buffalo Bills hire Dennis Lock as Director of Football Research and Strategy - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo adds an experienced statistician from Miami.

Fan sentiment: What should Buffalo Bills do at safety behind Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde in 2019 offseason? - Buffalo Rumblings
"With starters Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer being so heavily relied on the play 100% of the snaps, the Bills haven’t had to spend a lot of time addressing the question of what happens when one of them is injured or needs a breather."

Few free agent safeties make sense for Buffalo Bills, who should just keep Rafael Bush - Buffalo Rumblings
At one of the team’s stronger positional groups, few upgrades make sense via the free-agent market.

Buffalo Bills fill immediate needs in latest 2019 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft - Buffalo Rumblings
Dan Kadar has Buffalo aggressively solving their most nagging needs.

2019 NFL Draft: Safety reinforcements slim pickings for Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
If the Bills are looking for a young safety prospect, it’ll be slim pickings in the draft.

John Ross is on the trading block, and the Buffalo Bills should be calling - Buffalo Rumblings Let’s see the Bills add a speed receiver.