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Bills Links, 3/26: Remembering Wall of Famer Mike Stratton; where Buffalo can still improve

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links, we remember the life and playing career of Mike Stratton, Buffalo’s Wall of Fame linebacker who is best known for a huge hit that swung the tide of the 1964 AFL Championship game. We also address the burning questions facing the Bills following the initial wave of free agency, explore what (if any) holes the Bills must still address heading into 2020, run through another mock draft, and discover how the Bills are doing their part to pitch in with local relief efforts in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Bills 50th All-Time team member Mike Stratton passes -
A defensive standout on the Bills 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship teams passed away on Wednesday.

Amid all his honors, one hit defined Mike Stratton’s great Bills career – The Buffalo News
Paying tribute to one of the most famous players in Buffalo Bills history.

Mike Stratton Buffalo Bills legend dies at age 78 - Democrat & Chronicle
One of the cornerstones of the Bills’ two AFL championship teams, Mike Stratton, died Tuesday at the age of 78.

Mike Stratton: An All-Time Bills Linebacker -
Remembering Buffalo’s Wall of Famer as one of the franchise’s best defensive players.

Bills LB Mike Stratton dies, delivered ‘hit heard ’round the world’ – The Buffalo News
Bills Wall of Famer was best known for the hit that swung momentum Buffalo’s way in the 1964 AFL championship game.

Remembering Bills Wall of Famer Mike Stratton -
Video highlights from Stratton’s decorated career along with an interview with Stratton.

Ten burning questions for the Bills after an active week of free agency – The Athletic
The Bills’ choices in free agency last week clarify the draft strategy but leave us with several thoughts about the roster. (Subscription required).

Bills quietly fortify defensive line after making big splash at receiver - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo’s trade for wide receiver Stefon Diggs made headlines, but D-line additions Mario Addison, Vernon Butler and Quinton Jefferson are just as important.

Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. doesn’t see any glaring needs on Bills’ roster – The Buffalo News
Count Mel Kiper Jr. among those who are on board with what the Buffalo Bills have done this offseason.

Mitch Morse on Bills’ addition of ‘prolific’ Stefon Diggs, Tom Brady and new baby girl – The Buffalo News
Count the Bills center among those excited to welcome Diggs to Western New York and to have the same offensive line intact for another year.

NFL free agency 2020: What execs are saying about Buffalo Bills -
NFL executives weigh in on free agency to date.

Bills seven-round mock draft: How free agency shook things up – The Athletic
The Bills gave up their first-round pick for Stefon Diggs, but they still have seven draft picks to address other roster needs. (Subscription required).

Pegulas, Bills and Sabres foundations commit $1.2 million to COVID-19 response – The Athletic
The Bills and Sabres foundations will contribute to the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund. (Subscription required).

Bills quarterback Josh Allen adds $25K donation to coronavirus response – The Buffalo News
Josh Allen will donate $25,000 to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in Western New York.

Buffalo Bills owners pledge $1.2 million in local COVID-19 aid -
The money will go to FeedMore WNY and to support first responders, hospital workers and more in need.

Bills in good position to survive shortened offseason | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills are in a better position than most teams to survive a shortened offseason.

NFL Draft 2020: Buffalo Bills hold FaceTime meeting with Baylor’s Denzel Mims following Stefon Diggs trade -
Denzel Mims is considered one of the top wide receivers in this year's draft class.

NFL teams may be able to wear classic uniforms again in 2021 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
A change of the one helmet rule could allow NFL teams to bring back classic uniforms.

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How Brandon Beane rebuilt the Buffalo Bills: the plan, the foresight, the execution - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s all coming into focus.

BBR:’s Ryan Talbot joins the podcast to talk mock drafts, free agency - Buffalo Rumblings
There is plenty to talk about including Talbot’s latest mock draft.

Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula announce $1.2 million in coronavirus aid donation - Buffalo Rumblings
It’s a welcomed gesture of community outreach.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills players contributing in wake of coronavirus pandemic - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills players are giving of their time and their money.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Buffalo Bills were interested in Javon Hargrave, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills were serious about upgrading their defensive line this offseason.

All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills free-agent LB Tyler Matakevitch - Buffalo Rumblings
Special teams ace Matakevich gets the All-22 treatment.

Contract details for Buffalo Bills free-agent addition Quinton Jefferson - Buffalo Rumblings
Jefferson gets a bunch of money in 2020, but he's not guaranteed to be on the roster in the fall.