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Bills Links, 8/8: Previewing the Bills and Colts preseason opener

Preseason football is back at New Era Field

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Buffalo Bills v Indianapolis Colts

The Buffalo Bills are back at New Era Field, hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night in the preseason opener. There are plenty of story lines for the Bills, and you can find updates on Ed Oliver, Josh Allen, Devin Singletary, LeSean McCoy and much more as part of today’s links.

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane says team was willing to accept risk of free agents’ injury history -
Beane's biggest free-agent signing, center Mitch Morse, is in concussion protocol after suffering his fourth concussion in five years.

14th Annual Buffalo Bills Training Camp Awards -
Bills Insider Chris Brown wraps up the 2019 Bills training camp by handing out 11 awards for the two weeks of practice in Rochester.

Sean McDermott: "I'm always trying to think of the next thing we need as a team" -
“Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined One Bills Live to discuss what to look for in the preseason opener, the game plan at RB, the team's progress at camp and his evaluation of the team so far.”

Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts: 7 players to watch in preseason opener - Cover 1
The Buffalo Bills face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL Preseason. Here's a look at Josh Allen, Ed Oliver and the top seven players to watch during Thursday's action.

Lafayette Pitts ready to fill the void left from E.J. Gaines' injury | WGR 550 SportsRadio
“The cornerback is expected to get more reps in the coming weeks with the Bills down another player”

Whispers fueling McCoy | RochesterFirst
"LeSean McCoy knows what you’re thinking. He knows the football world thinks running backs can’t be effective past 30 years old and that his poor 2018 season–the season after McCoy hit the big 3-0–is just a confirmation."

‘Be their shadow’: What Bills veterans think of Devin Singletary’s enviable situation in the running back room – The Athletic
The rookie gets to learn from a future Hall of Famer in Frank Gore and another strong candidate in LeSean McCoy. (Subscription required.)

‘I’m the guy’: Unpacking LeSean McCoy’s comments and what he can bring to the 2019 Bills – The Athletic
Beane and McDermott speak highly of their 31-year-old running back, even after adding Gore and Singletary to the group. (Subscription required.)

Buffalo Bills post-training camp rookie report card: Ed Oliver earns high marks -
Ed Oliver thrived when the pads went on at training camp. What about the Bills' other 2019 rookies?

Who’s a lock and who’s on the bubble? Breaking down the Bills roster before preseason games – The Athletic
“We separated the 91 players into three different categories based on where they stand with the Bills heading into preseason.” (Subscription required.)

Winners and losers from Buffalo Bills Training Camp - Cover 1
The Buffalo Bills wrapped up training camp at St. John Fisher College on Tuesday afternoon. Here's a look at some of the winners and losers from the last few weeks of practices ahead of the team's first preseason game against the Colts.

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BBR:’s Ryan Talbot checks in to chat Josh Allen, training camp, and much more - Buffalo Rumblings
There are plenty of training camp competitions to discuss in this week’s podcast.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy refutes trade rumors and demotion - Buffalo Rumblings
Speaking to reporters in what is now a somewhat rare occurrence, Bills running back LeSean McCoy states he’s still "the guy" in Buffalo.

Billieve Podcast: Buffalo Bills’ training camp observations, part 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
What has stood out to our podcasters after the first ten days at Fisher?

Buffalo Bills’ nickel defensive back spot could lead to role for safety Siran Neal - Buffalo Rumblings
The nickel role could open the door for Siran Neal in 2019.

Bills Links, 8/7: Training camp comes to a close at St. John Fisher - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills open the preseason at New Era Field on Thursday.