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Bills Links, 2/16: Free-agent wish list, is Matt Barkley’s job safe?

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Catch up on the latest news involving the Buffalo Bills in today’s edition of the links. We go shopping for the ideal free agents who would fit in with Buffalo’s plan, examine who could step up and take over the leadership role held by the recently retired Lorenzo Alexander, discuss whether Matt Barkley will be back as Buffalo’s backup quarterback, and more!

Bills offseason shopping guide: 10 free agents who could fit their needs and spending plan – The Athletic
Beane plans to be judicious with the Bills’ $80 million-plus in cap space, but there are a handful of free agents who make sense. (Subscription required).

How Bills are prepared to handle loss of another leader in Lorenzo Alexander – The Buffalo News
In the past three years, retirements have taken away three of the Bills best leaders: Eric Wood, Kyle Williams, and now Lorenzo Alexander.

Bills Mailbag: Is Matt Barkley’s job safe as the No. 2 QB behind Josh Allen? – The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski answers questions from readers ranging from the draft to Tom Brady.

Jordan Phillips is perfect for the franchise tag | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills have the perfect setup to keep Jordan Phillips on the franchise tag.

Buffalo Bills’ Ed Oliver will make biggest jump among 2019 rookies, says ESPN Insider -
Ed Oliver finished the 2019 season strong, but one ESPN Insider believes Oliver will be even better in 2020.

Bills have 6 offseason cut candidates - What to do with Trent Murphy, Tyler Kroft, others?-
Cutting Trent Murphy and Tyler Kroft would give the Bills more flexibility this offseason, equaling almost $13 million in additional cap space.

Why the Buffalo Bills should not pursue CB Josh Norman after he’s released by Washington -
Washington is planning to release Norman after four seasons, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

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What happens to Beane, McDermott if Josh Allen fails as Bills QB? - Buffalo Rumblings
Do McDermott and Beane keep their jobs if they missed on the QB?

Top five possible night game options for the 2020 Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Playoff teams usually get some primetime love the following season. Will the same be true for the Bills?

New Era Field at 96% capacity on average for 2019 Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills nearly filled their stadium.

Mocking The Bills: Brandon Beane gets his man - Buffalo Rumblings
In our latest mock, the Bills trade up to pick Henry Ruggs III (WR, Alabama) in the first round.

Fan opinion: What should Buffalo do with Trent Murphy this offseason? - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of options on the table.