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Bills Links, 3/22: Exploring the Carolina-to-Buffalo Pipeline, what’s next in free agency

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links, we track the Carolina-to-Buffalo pipeline to explore just how vast the Buffalo-Carolina connection is, break down every snap newly-acquired wide receiver Stefon Diggs took in 2019 to see what kind of weapon the Bills have for Josh Allen, examine the winning formula being used by Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, explore what’s next for the Bills in free agency, and much more!


Inside the Bills: Tracking those who have traveled the Carolina-to-Buffalo pipeline – The Buffalo News
The Buffalo-Carolina connections are so numerous, the first question asked whenever the Bills acquire a new player is “when did he play for the Carolina Panthers?”

Watching all of Stefon Diggs’ 2019 snaps to understand his fit with the Bills – The Athletic
The Bills’ trade for Diggs gives Allen the type of receiver he hasn’t had in the NFL—an elite route runner and serious deep threat. (Subscription required).

Brandon Beane, Sean McDermott have winning formula for Buffalo Bills - Democrat & Chronicle
Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott continue to land players for Bills with winning DNA.

NFL free agency: What’s next for the Buffalo Bills - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills had a productive first few days of free-agent shopping, but Sal Maiorana says there are still a few more things they could do.

There are many more reasons to keep Trent Murphy than to let him go – The Buffalo News
While Murphy is not a fan favorite because of his lack of sacks over the past two seasons, he remains a capable defensive end.

Bills make Stefon Diggs trade official – The Buffalo News
Welcome to Western New York, Stefon Diggs!

NFL free agency: Which 2019 Buffalo Bills are still available? | LaAdrian Waddle, Frank Gore looking for deals - newyorkupstate.com
There are still plenty of Bills on the market from the 2019 roster.

Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen a free agency winner (and loser), says SI - newyorkupstate.com
Josh Allen has three weapons at wide receiver, which should help the third-year QB, but does it ramp up expectations?

NFL Free Agency Grades: Assessing Diggs Deal and Other Moves | WGR 550 SportsRadio
After the first wave of NFL free agency, Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports breaks down the biggest signings and trades, including Diggs to Buffalo.

What are the Bills getting in defensive lineman Vernon Butler? – The Athletic
After going his first three NFL seasons without a start, the 25-year-old racked up 6.5 sacks in a contract year for Carolina in 2019. (Subscription required).

Bills Mailbag: How many prime-time games should we expect in 2020? – The Buffalo News
Should the Bills cut Trent Murphy? Is the offensive line all set? Where do we go with our first pick?

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Billieve podcast: Bills Free-agency recap, moves we want to see - Buffalo Rumblings
Hear which moves our podcasters love and dislike, and what else they would do if they were Buffalo’s GM.

Listing the former Carolina Panthers brought to the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
A study in familiarity.

Injury analysis: new Buffalo Bills DT Quinton Jefferson - Buffalo Rumblings
Will Jefferson be able to put his injury woes behind him to add extra depth to the defensive line?

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills draft picks, post-Diggs Trade - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills still have seven selections in the draft.

Reports differ on Buffalo Bills’ Melvin Gordon offer as he signs with Denver Broncos - Buffalo Rumblings
Did he or didn’t he?

Here’s where you can pre-order the first Stefon Diggs Bills jersey! - Buffalo Rumblings
Get it now!