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Bills Links, 2/20: New potential collective bargaining agreement, even more mock drafts

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New CBA calls for more playoff teams, more regular season games, and (thankfully) fewer preseason games.

Get caught up with the latest Buffalo Bills news in today’s edition of the links. We break down the proposed changes coming to the NFL’s playoff structure (more teams in each conference) and how the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) will address the number of preseason and regular season games. We continue with our mock drafts for Buffalo’s pick at No. 22, identify a talented edge rusher who could come to Buffalo in free agency, contemplate whether the Bills should use the franchise tag, and more!


Major changes coming to NFL’s playoff structure in 2020 (report) - newyorkupstate.com
An extra team from each conference will reportedly make the playoffs in 2020.

Buffalo Bills NFL mock draft roundup: Clemson’s Tee Higgins popular pick
Tee Higgins is projected to be the fourth- or fifth-best wide receiver in a deep draft class.

Mel Kiper thinks No. 22 is sweet spot for WR to Bills – The Buffalo News
In a deep crop of wide receivers, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III going to the Bills in the NFL Draft.

PFF predicts Buffalo Bills land Yannick Ngakoue in free agency - newyorkupstate.com
Ngakoue has been among the best edge rushers in the NFL.

Bills’ current salary structure is anything but top-heavy – The Buffalo News
Here’s a look at the ten most expensive Bills on the roster in terms of their hit to the cap in 2020.

A look at veterans giving Bills best value for their salary-cap buck – The Buffalo News
Here’s a look at the veteran players who are past their first contract and are giving the Bills the best bang for their buck.

Greg Olsen passes on the Bills, signs in Seattle | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Free-agent tight end Greg Olsen has chose to sign with the Seattle Seahawks over the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.

Buffalo Bills don’t land Greg Olsen, who signs with Seahawks - Now what? - newyorkupstate.com
Olsen signed a 1-year, $7 million deal to play with Russell Wilson in Seattle.

Bills facing important decisions at defensive line, tight end - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo's pass rush was a big part of its 2019 success, but Trent Murphy, Shaq Lawson and Jordan Phillips are not locks to return next season.

Bills’ Dawson Knox surprises birthday boy who raised money for tight end’s favorite charity – The Buffalo News
Knox makes the day of a young fan who opted to donate money to charity instead of ask for a birthday gift.

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New NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement could be agreed to this week with major changes to season structure - Buffalo Rumblings
Big news is happening fast.

BBR: Three swing-big free agents for the Buffalo Bills this offseason - Buffalo Rumblings
What if the Bills look to make a splash in free agency?

How did 2017 NFL Draft quarterbacks do in 2019? - Buffalo Rumblings
From Patrick Mahomes to Chad Kelly.

Should the Bills consider using the franchise tag? - Buffalo Rumblings
Are any of their pending free agents worth it?

Greg Olsen chooses Seattle Seahawks over Buffalo Bills, signs one-year deal - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo loses out on adding the veteran tight end.