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Bills Links, 3/19: Are the Bills the team to beat in the AFC East?

Are the tides shifting?

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links, we continue to assess the value of the treasure trove of free agents signed by general manager Brandon Beane, ask several NFL insiders if the Bills are now the team to beat in the AFC East, delve deeper into how recent free-agent additions Mario Addison, Vernon Butler and Quinton Jefferson can improve Buffalo’s vaunted defense, break down the contract numbers for Addison, Butler and A.J. Klein, and more.


With Stefon Diggs, Bills turn up the heat on Josh Allen – The Buffalo News
General manager Brandon Beane put his professional reputation on the line to upgrade the Bills offense in the biggest way possible.

Buffalo Bills: Breaking down a busy start to NFL free agency - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills have made some key additions to their roster through a trade and free agency, and they believe it’s their turn to win the AFC East.

AFC East is Buffalo Bills’ division to lose, says NFL Network reporters and analysts - newyorkupstate.com
Mike Silver, Daniel Jeremiah and Steve Wyche all believe that the Bills are in the driver’s seat in the AFC East.

National media rave about Stefon Diggs’ arrival in Buffalo - BuffaloBills.com
Football experts believe Buffalo’s reported trade for wide receiver Stefon Diggs will help the Bills boost their offensive production.

Tom Brady leaving Patriots is a relief to Buffalo Bills and their fans - Democrat & Chronicle
The news of Tom Brady’s intention to leave the Patriots had to bring smiles to Bills fans everywhere, even in these trying times.

5 thoughts and a grade on Buffalo signing DL Quinton Jefferson - newyorkupstate.com
Jefferson, 26, is a former fifth-round pick who started 12 games for Seattle Seahawks in 2019.

5 thoughts and a grade on Buffalo Bills signing DT Vernon Butler - newyorkupstate.com
Butler, 25, is a former first-round pick by the Carolina Panthers. He played four seasons in Carolina.

Buffalo Bills’ 2020 NFL free-agent signings: Mario Addison among additions to defense - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
A look at the Bills’ free-agent signings, including a pass rusher who had a big season with the Panthers last year.

Age is just a number for Mario Addison, Bills’ consistent new edge rusher – The Buffalo News
Addison, the Bills’ primary new addition to the pass rush, has recorded at least nine sacks in four straight seasons.

Mario Addison, Vernon Butler and A.J. Klein headline Bills free agency class - BuffaloBills.com
These new faces will reportedly join the Bills in 2020.

Report: Bills bring back running back Taiwan Jones | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills are bringing back running back Taiwan Jones on a one-year deal.

4 things to know about new Buffalo Bills RB Taiwan Jones - newyorkupstate.com
This is Jones's second stint with the Bills.

Bills Today | An inside look into the Bills-Panthers pipeline - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, March 19.

Bills bringing back RB Taiwan Jones, Josh Norman deal is official – The Buffalo News
A familiar face, Taiwan Jones, is returning to the Buffalo Bills’ backfield and to help anchor their special teams.

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Nick & Nolan: Ranking the Buffalo Bills’ free agency moves so far with Nate Geary - Buffalo Rumblings
How do we feel about what’s happened so far?

All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills free agent DE Mario Addison - Buffalo Rumblings
A look at one of the Bills’ latest additions, defensive end Mario Addison.

Opinion: For Bills, Stefon Diggs is a sure thing, Josh Allen is not - Buffalo Rumblings
An absolute sure thing is what we needed.

Injury analysis: new Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs - Buffalo Rumblings
What does history show us about Diggs’s game-day availability?

Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings may have coronavirus protection language built into Stefon Diggs trade - Buffalo Rumblings
Unprecedented clauses.

2020 NFL Free Agency: contract breakdown for Buffalo Bills DT Vernon Butler - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills added defensive lineman Vernon Butler on Tuesday night, who blew up for six sacks in 2019.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Mario Addison’s Buffalo Bills contract details - Buffalo Rumblings
That’s pretty expensive.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Full contract breakdown for Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein - Buffalo Rumblings
That’s pretty rich.

Report: Buffalo Bills signing RB Taiwan Jones to one-year deal - Buffalo Rumblings
A special teams leader returns to Buffalo.

Buffalo Bills free-agent target CB Chris Harris chooses Los Angeles Chargers - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo won’t add another cornerback now.