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Bills Links, 4/1: Expanded NFL playoffs approved, should Buffalo sign a free-agent QB?

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It’s April 1, but there’s no fooling around with today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links! Among the topics covered: get caught up on the new NFL playoff format, which sees the field of postseason teams grow to 14 starting in 2020; read about a few intriguing free agents for the Bills to sign, including two big-name quarterbacks from the NFC South; discover what Josh Allen says is the biggest lesson the team learned from its Wild Card loss to the Houston Texans; and hear why, despite having other offers, wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie always wanted to return to Buffalo.


NFL makes it official: Playoffs will expand to 14 teams | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The National Football League will expand its playoff format from 12 to 14 teams starting in 2020.

NFL votes to expand playoffs to 14 teams – The Buffalo News
Teams voted Tuesday to add two Wild Card teams, meaning there are 14 playoff teams instead of 12 beginning this season.

Bills Today | The greatest lesson learned from Buffalo’s Wild Card loss - BuffaloBills.com
What is the biggest takeaway from Buffalo’s season-ending playoff loss?

Free agency 2020: Cam Newton, Jameis Winston among 10 players Buffalo Bills should consider signing - newyorkupstate.com
Yes, the Bills should consider signing Cam Newton.

McKenzie: ‘I always wanted to be back’ with the Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie said in a video conference call on Tuesday that he always wanted to be back with the team.

Isaiah McKenzie returns to Buffalo Bills on one-year contract - Democrat&Chronicle.com
Isaiah McKenzie had a chance to sign elsewhere, but he wanted to come back to the Buffalo Bills.

Despite other suitors, Isaiah McKenzie explains why he wanted to stay with the Bills – The Buffalo News
A fourth-year veteran, McKenzie wasn’t tendered an offer by the Bills as a restricted free agent, returning to Buffalo was his ideal outcome.

Buffalo Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie explains how team is handling COVID-19 pandemic - newyorkupstate.com
McKenzie also discussed what having Stefon Diggs on the roster means for the rest of the position group.

2020 NFL Draft: Todd McShay has Buffalo Bills adding big WR for Josh Allen in two-round mock - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills would have a scary 1-4 at wide receiver if McShay’s pick were to occur.

How will Buffalo’s 2020 NFL draft plans shift after free agency - BuffaloBills.com
ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Pro Football Focus’ Austin Gayle offer insight into Buffalo’s plans heading into the 2020 NFL Draft after the Bills filled some holes in free agency.

NFL draft preview: Good year for Bills to have no TE need – The Buffalo News
It’s not a good year for tight ends in the NFL draft, and it’s getting harder each year to find ones who are dual threats as receivers and blockers.

NFL draft preview: Embarrassment of riches at receiver – The Buffalo News
One word has been commonly used to describe the crop of wide receivers eligible for this year’s NFL draft: historic.

Buffalo Bills 7-round mock draft 2020: Trade up lands defensive playmaker in 3rd - newyorkupstate.com
Bills land edge with No. 54, then trade up in the third round to get versatile defensive playmaker.

What are the rules for video meetings with NFL draft prospects? – The Buffalo News
Video chatting with draft prospects is nothing new for NFL teams.

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills hold FaceTime meeting with SIU S Jeremy Chinn - newyorkupstate.com
Chinn is expected to be one of the first safeties off the board in this year's draft.

Don't sleep on the Bills' defensive line | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The NFL Draft could make a vastly improved Buffalo Bills defensive line even better in 2020.

Bills Today | Buffalo climbs to this spot in ESPN's latest power rankings - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, April 1.

Bills O-lineman Dion Dawkins is Buffalo's big, fun adopted son - ESPN.com
The Bills' gregarious left tackle, who brightens any room he enters, is making an impact on the field and in the city he has come to love.

WATCH: Ezra Castro’s brother reads Pancho Power, story about Buffalo Bills superfan Pancho Billa, online - newyorkupstate.com
Pancho Power will be read by Ezra's brother, Dallas police officer Jaime Castro.

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BBR: Matt Parrino checks in to chat Buffalo Bills free agency, 2020 NFL mock drafts - Buffalo Rumblings
There was plenty to discuss with the NewYorkUpstate.com beat reporter.

National pundits high on Buffalo Bills in 2020 - Buffalo Rumblings
In the eyes of the national sports media, the Bills are back!

Opinion: Making adjustments to the “running backs don’t matter” philosophy - Buffalo Rumblings
How much do running backs matter?

Q&A: trading Dion Dawkins, backup QB talk, Buffalo Bills 2020 salary cap spending - Buffalo Rumblings
Some hot buttons in this week’s episode.

Billieve: Buffalo’s Super Bowl window, exploring the Carolina Connection - Buffalo Rumblings
The time for the Bills and Josh Allen to win is now.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Contract details for Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones - Buffalo Rumblings
How much are the Bills paying Jones to help solidify their special teams positions?

Behind enemy lines: new Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyler Matakevich - Buffalo Rumblings
We went Behind the Steel Curtain for some info on one of Buffalo’s newest additions.

All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills free-agent special teams ace Taiwan Jones - Buffalo Rumblings
Taiwan Jones returns to the Bills. Let’s check in on his hiatus with the Texans.

Behind enemy lines: talking Quinton Jefferson with Field Gulls - Buffalo Rumblings
John Gilbert gave his thoughts on one of Buffalo’s newest defensive linemen.

Fans unlikely to be at NFL games, says epidemiologist - Buffalo Rumblings
That’s if the season happens at all...