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Get caught up on all of your Buffalo Bills news with today’s edition of the links. Take a deep dive into the state of the Bills’ tight ends—from whether Greg Olsen is a good fit to what to do with Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith, to whether Buffalo should address this position via the NFL Draft or through free agency. The Bills also announced plans to raise season ticket prices, several reporters offered their takes on who Buffalo will take with pick No. 22, what we can learn about Josh Allen’s growth from the advanced statistics, and more.


Greg Olsen to visit Buffalo Bills; Brandon Beane should sign him - Democrat and Chronicle
Veteran tight end Greg Olsen is now a free agent and he plans to visit the Bills this week. Buffalo should certainly try to sign him.

Super Bowl LIV tight ends give Bills reminder of what they need – The Buffalo News
How can Buffalo find or develop its own offensive weapons like Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle?

Greg Olsen on whether familiarity with Buffalo Bills’ staff will impact free agent decision - newyorkupstate.com
Olsen, 34, and the Carolina Panthers mutually parted ways after nine seasons last week.

Bills to increase season ticket prices, parking passes – The Buffalo News
The average cost for a season ticket to see the Bills will go up by a little more than $4 per game for the 2020 season.

Early NFL mock drafts have Bills focusing on receiver in first round – The Buffalo News
Lots of prognosticators have the Buffalo Bills taking a wide receiver at No. 22.

NFL Draft 2020: Todd McShay has Buffalo Bills adding dynamic RB to partner with Devin Singletary in Round 1 - newyorkupstate.com
Buffalo would have quite the one-two punch in their backfield if they go McShay's route.

Bills 2019 defensive tackles in review: How Buffalo can help Ed Oliver break out in 2020 – The Athletic
The Bills' future at defensive tackle lies with its youth, which might mean moving on from players like Jordan Phillips. (Subscription required).

What advanced stats tell us about Josh Allen’s growth in 2019 and beyond – The Athletic
Allen's completion percentage, red-zone efficiency and third-down passing all improved, but the Bills need him to take more steps forward. (Subscription required).

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Opinion: Dawson Knox is the future for the Buffalo Bills, so sign Greg Olsen and kill two birds with one stone - Buffalo Rumblings
This move is about getting better on and off the field.

Q&A: Greg Olsen, Buffalo’s Super Bowl window, game management - Buffalo Rumblings
Greg Olsen’s coming for a visit and the Super Bowl really got us thinking.

2020 NFL Draft: Settling the Buffalo Bills’ tight end position through the draft - Buffalo Rumblings
If the Bills continue to remake the tight end position, here are the draft prospects who should interest them.

Free-agent options at tight end for the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Who could the Bills bring in to enhance the tight end position and compliment the team's young and promising tight ends?

Buffalo Bills could roll with a youth movement at tight end - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of young players on the roster already.

2019 All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft - Buffalo Rumblings
An injury robbed Kroft of a good chunk of the season, but how did he look once he got going?

Buffalo Bills salary cap implications of releasing tight end Tyler Kroft - Buffalo Rumblings
With the emergence of Dawson Knox, is Kroft worth it?

2019 All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills tight end Lee Smith - Buffalo Rumblings
Gee, I wonder what Skare thinks about Lee Smith?

Buffalo Bills salary-cap implications of releasing tight end Lee Smith - Buffalo Rumblings
What do the numbers say?

Living on a budget: The basic principles of the NFL salary cap - Buffalo Rumblings
Foundational terminology to know how to not go broke.

2020 NFL Draft: Todd McShay mocks D’Andre Swift to Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
A first-round running back?

The Cody Ford blindside-block against Houston Texans was illegal, Buffalo Bills fans - Buffalo Rumblings
Look, if y’all are gonna continue to "gotcha" the NFL on what you think are blindside blocks, let’s at least get to know the rule.