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Buffalo Bills Links, 10/22: Bills release Quinton Spain

Plus, will the Bills be buyers at the trade deadline?

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we break down Wednesday’s (somewhat) surprising news that the Bills released former starting left guard Quinton Spain, exploring the reasons why the team has moved on from Spain and what it means for the Bills’ offensive line moving forward.

We also examine whether this is the week running back Devin Singletary and the offensive line finally get the ground game going against the New York Jets, discuss whether general manager Brandon Beane will be looking to acquire players at the trade deadline (and which players on expiring contracts could help improve the roster), analyze the reasons why quarterback Josh Allen is struggling when facing winning teams, get the latest injury news on wide receiver John Brown, linebacker Matt Milano and left guard Cody Ford, and much more!


Why the Bills released Quinton Spain before the trade deadline – The Athletic
Brandon Beane spoke Wednesday about the surprising move and why he will be “urgent” leading up to the trade deadline. (Subscription required).

Bills cut ties with left guard Quinton Spain - Democrat & Chronicle
Quinton Spain, who the Bills re-signed as a free agent, was cut by the team Wednesday.

Bills GM Brandon Beane explains release of guard Quinton Spain | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“They’re letting me go,” Spain told The News in a message. “Wish them the best and happy to go somewhere else and play.”

Buffalo Bills release veteran LG Quinton Spain a month after benching him - newyorkupstate.com
Spain signed three-year deal this past offseason and played in four games (two starts) this season.

Bills release Quinton Spain - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills announced the release of offensive guard Quinton Spain early Wednesday afternoon. Spain came to the Bills in 2019 and started all 16 games last season.

Can Bills jump start struggling running game vs. Jets - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills have been unable to get their running game going, and one of the reasons is that Devin Singletary hasn’t gotten much help from his offensive line.

Will the Bills be buyers at the trade deadline? Biggest needs and best fits – The Athletic
The Bills don’t have much cap room remaining, but there are players on expiring contracts who could improve their roster. (Subscription required).

Bills’ Josh Allen vs. winning teams: ‘Staying patient’ is key - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The quarterback’s issues against the league’s top contenders didn’t start this season, but have been magnified during back-to-back losses.

Column: Even with Bills’ one-eleventh mantra, big-time players need to step up | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“As pitiful as the 0-6 Jets are, they are what stands between the Bills and the chance to end a two-game losing streak,” writes Vic Carucci.

Source: Bills add Justin Zimmer to 53-man roster after another team attempts to sign DT - newyorkupstate.com
Zimmer has performed well in both of his appearances on the Bills' main roster in 2020.

Bills promote DT Justin Zimmer to the 53-man roster - BuffaloBills.com
The defensive tackle has ten tackles on the 2020 season.

Bills’ injury updates: John Brown, Cody Ford miss practice, Matt Milano limited | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
For the Jets, quarterback Sam Darnold is expected to practice in a limited capacity, head coach Adam Gase told Jets reporters.

Bills Today | Milestones within reach for the Bills this week - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, Oct. 22.

Josh Allen, Tre'Davious White express their thoughts on this week's game vs. Jets - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills have lost their last two games, but the players remain confident they can turn things around in a hurry.

The Buffalo Bills Outsider: A Week 6 Therapy Session - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
It's official. The sky is falling.

Where The Bills Front Office Went Wrong: Wyatt Teller - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
One particular Beane miscue stands out: giving up on guard Wyatt Teller, now starting with the Cleveland Browns.

Buffalo Bills apply to trademark ‘Bills Mafia’ nickname for fans - newyorkupstate.com
The term was initially considered taboo because of organized crime connotations.

Bills Mafia and the Bills organization create a new partnership - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills Mafia and Bills organization collaboration will feature new apparel line.

Bills unveil line of clothes with Bills Mafia branding | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Ten days after filing to trademark “Bills Mafia” for use on branded clothing, the Buffalo Bills unveiled their first set of merchandise.

Ryan Fitzpatrick on losing Dolphins starting QB job: ‘My heart hurt all day’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I was shocked by it,” he said. “It definitely caught me off guard. It was a hard thing for me to hear yesterday, just digesting the news. My heart just hurt all day.”

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Buffalo Bills release offensive guard Quinton Spain - Buffalo Rumblings
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AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills control AFC East, but conference losses really hurt - Buffalo Rumblings
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