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Bills Links, 5/16: Buffalo receives praise for the 2019 offseason

It’s been a successful offseason on paper for the Bills

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As the offseason progresses, the Buffalo Bills continue to receive praise for the work the team has done this year. Today’s links are highlighted by the recent article from, with the Bills being recognized as having one of the best offseasons of 2019.

Best NFL offseasons of 2019: Browns, Raiders head list -
Gil Brandt ranks the five best offseasons of 2019. How high can the Cleveland Browns soar with Odell Beckham Jr.? Will quarterback Josh Allen take a huge step forward thanks to the moves made by the Bills?

How a hall of fame mentor influenced rookie safety Jaquan Johnson’s development -
Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed has high praise for sixth-round pick Jaquan Johnson. Reed has mentored Johnson through his time at his alma mater—the University of Miami.

Five Bills players who need to improve in 2019 – The Buffalo News
Here’s a look at five players who need to improve for the Bills. (Subscription required.)

Pancho’s Packs: How Buffalo Bills fans can honor Pancho Billa’s memory with backpacks for kids -
Del Reid and Jonah Javad found a partner to help bring Pancho Billa's wish to fruition.

10 Buffalo Bills 2018 starters who could be off roster in 2019 -
Buffalo's 2019 roster additions could lead to these ten starters from 2018 losing their roster spots.

American football is a whole new language for Christian Wade | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The former rugby player is adjusting to life as a running back with the Bills.

Buffalo Bills’ Ed Oliver landed with perfect team, says ESPN+’s Matt Bowen -
Oliver is expected to make an immediate impact with the Bills.

Buffalo Bills sign free agent TE Lee Smith to bolster run game - Cover 1
The Buffalo Bills continue to revamp their tight end group, signing free agent Lee Smith to add dominance to the run game ahead of the 2019 NFL season.

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Two ESPN NFL reporters say the Buffalo Bills are the most improved team - Buffalo Rumblings
Reporters credit general manager Brandon Beane for adding starters and building competition across the roster.

Roundup: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets fans’ 2019 NFL draft opinions - Buffalo Rumblings
What do fans think about their team’s draft?

Power ranking each tight end’s chance to make the 2019 Buffalo Bills’ final roster - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of intrigue at tight end.

Remembering Ezra “Pancho Billa” Castro - Buffalo Rumblings
"He lives inside of his own heart. That’s an awful big place to live in."

Gaps the Buffalo Bills could look to fill with free agents following 2019 NFL Draft - Buffalo Rumblings
With the draft in the rear view, we take a look at still-available free agents who might help the team.

Former Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones signs with Houston Texans - Buffalo Rumblings
A special-teams captain, Jones ended his Buffalo career on injured reserve.

2019 Buffalo Bills scouting report: wide receiver Duke Williams impresses at rookie minicamp - Buffalo Rumblings
Our look at the whole of Buffalo’s roster begins with the biggest of their wideouts.

Bills Links, 5/14: Lee Smith is back with Buffalo - Buffalo Rumblings
It was another busy day at One Bills Drive.