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Bills Links, 4/3: Recapping Brandon Beane’s press conference

Learn what Buffalo’s GM had to say about the Stefon Diggs trade, how COVID-19 could impact the season, and more!

We made it to Friday, and the daily Buffalo Bills links has everything Bills fans need to know from a newsy Thursday. We break down what general manager Brandon Beane had to say during his video conference with reporters. Beane covered many topics, including how COVID-19 could impact the start of the 2020 season, how the Stefon Diggs trade came together, whether the Tom Brady-less New England Patriots are still the team to beat in the AFC East, and more!


‘If we have to draft in my car, we’ll draft there’: Brandon Beane adjusts plans – The Athletic
Beane doesn’t know when he and the coaches will be able to see Stefon Diggs and others acquired during the first wave of free agency. (Subscription required).

Brandon Beane, Bills dealing with new reality – The Buffalo News
Brandon Beane’s new reality is seeing much more of his family than he has in a long time.

Bills GM says Patriots are still the team to beat in AFC East - ESPN.com
”The team to beat in the East is the Patriots,” Bills general manager Brandon Beane said. “So until we beat them, we’ve done nothing, and we’ve got our work cut out for us.”

Brandon Beane will “miss us playing against” Tom Brady – The Buffalo News
Brandon Beane seems alone on an island when it comes to his thoughts on Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots.

Is Beane right about the Patriots? | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Should the New England Patriots still be the favorites to win the AFC East without Tom Brady?

10 things we learned from Bills GM Brandon Beane’s Thursday video press conference - newyorkupstate.com
Beane touched on free-agent decisions, approach to the draft and many other topics.

Buffalo Bills GM breaks down how quickly Stefon Diggs trade came together - newyorkupstate.com
Brandon Beane said the trade came together in a matter of hours.

Beane details how trade for Diggs came together | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane detailed how the trade for Stefon Diggs came together with the Minnesota Vikings.

Stefon Diggs is not a diva, Patriots team to beat, says Brandon Beane - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane took an hour out of his schedule to Zoom with reporters on several topics heading into the NFL Draft.

Brandon Beane explains how the Stefon Diggs deal came together – The Buffalo News
The Bills’ interest in Diggs dated back to the trade deadline last season when GM Brandon Beane inquired about the wide receiver, but Minnesota was unwilling to move him.

Bills GM Brandon Beane on Stefon Diggs: ‘That’s our first-round pick’ – The Buffalo News
Bills General Manager Brandon Beane already has his first-round pick—weeks before the NFL Draft—in wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

Seven thoughts on the Bills’ draft after Brandon Beane’s press conference – The Athletic
During an hour-long video chat with the media, the Bills’ GM hinted at what they’re eyeing in the NFL Draft later this month. (Subscription required).

What needs did the Bills leave for the draft? | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Free agency took care of many roster holes for the Buffalo Bills, but what is left for the draft to fix?

NFL Draft 2020: Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane not ruling out trading up in Round 2 - newyorkupstate.com
Brandon Beane acknowledged that the team could make a move up the draft board in the second round.

NFL draft preview: Look for run on interior OL in third, fourth rounds – The Buffalo News
While the Bills do not have an immediate need at this position, they could take a guard on the third day if one they like is available.

Reporters answer 5 Buffalo Bills offseason burning questions (WATCH) - newyorkupstate.com
WGR 550's Sal Capaccio and Spectrum Sports' Jon Scott joined NYUP.com's Matt Parrino & Ryan Talbot for a roundtable Bills offseason chat.

Brandon Beane discusses the Buffalo Bills preparations for 2020 - Democrat & Chronicle
With 'every option' on the table, the Bills are ready for all scenarios regarding COVID-19, including the postponing or canceling of the 2020 season.

What exactly is Bills WR Stefon Diggs doing in that workout video? – The Buffalo News
Twitter among NFL fans and analysts was abuzz Thursday when The Checkdown posted a video of new Bills receiver Stefon Diggs.

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Todd McShay’s latest 2020 NFL Mock Draft has Buffalo Bills taking WR Chase Claypool - Buffalo Rumblings
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Transcript: Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane talks 2020 free agency, Stefon Diggs, Coronavirus response - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots to virtually chat about.