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Bills Links 2/2: New Era Field lease, Sean McDermott

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Today’s Super Bowl edition of the links features plenty of news about the Buffalo Bills, beginning with word that the team will not opt out of its New Era Field lease in 2020. Plus taking a look at how Buffalo’s young core of players impacts the team’s salary cap situation, an argument for Sean McDermott to win NFL Coach of the Year, a mock draft of the first two rounds, and why Greg Olsen would make a great complement to Dawson Knox in the tight end room.

Bills will not exercise 2020 opt-out in stadium lease | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills will not opt-out of the New Era Field lease in 2020.

Relatively young core of players points to Bills’ salary-cap health – The Buffalo News
While the overall age of the Bills’ roster in 2019 was high, the Bills had the ninth-youngest roster of starters in the league.

Bills staying put at current home; New stadium not ruled out -
The Buffalo Bills have informed county officials they will not use an early and one-time opt-out clause to terminate their lease at New Era Field.

Making case for Sean McDermott to win NFL Coach of the Year -
Bills went 10-6 and earned the franchise’s second playoff berth in three seasons after 17-year playoff drought before McDermott’s arrival.

Bills 2019 tight ends in review: Prioritizing Dawson Knox’s development, with room for Greg Olsen? – The Athletic
With Olsen now an option on the market, the Bills could consider signing him to serve as a mentor to Knox in Year 2. (Subscription required).

Was Buffalo robbed of the first two NFL championships? – The Buffalo News
Discover how the Buffalo All-Americans, who were among the original 14 NFL teams in 1920, had two championship seasons taken away from them in the early days of the league.

Bills Mailbag: Should Buffalo fans root for the Chiefs or the 49ers? – The Buffalo News
This week’s Bills Mailbag naturally highlights Super Bowl LIV, but it also includes plenty of draft and free-agency chatter.

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Nick & Nolan: Would an elite receiver add pressure on Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen? - Buffalo Rumblings
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Contract projections for all the Buffalo Bills’ 2020 free agents - Buffalo Rumblings
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Why free agents should sign with the Buffalo Bills in 2020 - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills 2019 staff record predictions recap - Buffalo Rumblings
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Mocking The Bills: Buffalo gets explosive at defensive end - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills go defense in the first two rounds.