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Bills Links, 3/24: Explaining why Buffalo’s window to win is “right now”

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Are the Bills in full win-now mode?

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links, we continue our free-agency breakdown, explaining the rationale behind each of Buffalo’s moves while outlining the work that general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott still have to do. We examine how the Bills offense has been significantly upgraded following the initial wave of free agency, provide details on how the Stefon Diggs deal was done, explore how Quinton Jefferson will be deployed on defense, and discuss why at least one national publication says the Bills’ window to win is “right now.”

Bills free agency: Explaining each move and the work that remains – The Athletic
Brandon Beane set himself up to draft the best players available, but needs remain such as adding to the running back room with Singletary. (Subscription required).

What Bills still need after Stefon Diggs trade, going defense-heavy in Week 1 of free agency -
Seven of Bills’ nine unrestricted free-agent signings this offseason have been on defensive side of the ball.

What we learned about the Bills offense in the first week of free agency
Chris Brown provides his position-by-position breakdown on the offensive side of the Bills’ roster after the first wave of free agency.

Bills Today | says Buffalo’s window is “right now” -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, March 24.

Flurry of free-agent additions likely to keep Bills from receiving 2021 compensatory draft picks – The Buffalo News
One of Bills GM Brandon Beane’s stated goals is building his roster to the point that departing free agents can produce compensatory picks.

Report: Bills moved quickly to swing trade for Stefon Diggs – The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills’ interest in Stefon Diggs reportedly dates back to last season.

Versatile Quinton Jefferson is another chess piece for defensive line – The Buffalo News
Versatility is the big asset the Buffalo Bills are getting in newly acquired defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson.

Why Peter King is wrong about the Buffalo Bills overpaying for Stefon Diggs -
King was not high on the Bills' trade for Diggs.

Bills restructure fullback Patrick DiMarco’s contract – The Buffalo News
In essence, DiMarco agreed to a $700,000 pay cut, but has the ability to earn $250,000 of that back if he plays in all 16 games.

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With Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills chose a steady paycheck over the lottery - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo prioritized an established veteran over the hope and promise of a rookie.

Buffalo Bills roster bonuses, guaranteed salaries part of the start of new league year - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of money has exchanged hands for Bills veterans.

Injury analysis: new Buffalo Bills DT Vernon Butler - Buffalo Rumblings
Will the former first-round talent write a new chapter in Buffalo?

Circling the Wagons: Buffalo Bills Free-Agency Recap, Stephon Diggs Trade - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s been a crazy week in free agency—let’s talk about it!

Fullback Patrick DiMarco agrees to pay cut to stay with Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills cleared some cap space today.

Billieve podcast: Buffalo 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.

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