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Bills Links, 4/9: How Josh Allen’s progress could be impacted by condensed offseason

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Also which potential RBs and LBs are draft targets, and how close did Buffalo come to drafting Cam Newton in 2011?

There’s plenty of Buffalo Bills news for you in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links. We take a look at how quarterback Josh Allen’s development could be affected by a shortened offseason program due to the current coronavirus pandemic. We also address how, with a small tweak and thanks to the talented offseason additions to the defense, Buffalo’s pass rush can take a major step forward in 2020, whether the Bills will add a complementary running back to Devin Singletary in the NFL Draft, which linebackers could be draft targets for Buffalo, and more!


How lack of offseason program could impact Josh Allen’s development – The Buffalo News
There are several areas that NFL quarterbacks such as Allen should be focusing on to develop themselves in the midst of the uncertainty, Jim Kubiak says.

How the Bills’ new pieces and a slight change can boost their pass rush in 2020 – The Athletic
The Bills’ moves so far this offseason and film studies suggest a mix-up on the defense that could make the unit even more formidable. (Subscription required).

Will Bills target RB to complement Devin Singletary early in NFL draft? - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo found its lead running back in the third round in 2019 and could look to add a speedster like Jonathan Taylor to pair with him this season.

NFL draft preview: Jeffrey Okudah, C.J. Henderson top deep class of cornerbacks – The Buffalo News
There looks to be some good depth at the position. It isn’t at the level of wide receiver, but that’s true for all other positions in the draft.

Best small-college studs ever for all 32 NFL teams - Payton, Rice, Reed and more - ESPN.com
NFL stars—legends like Jerry Rice and Walter Payton—can be found anywhere, not just at traditional college football powers. Here’s one for every team.

NFL Network analysts identify these two prospects for the Bills - BuffaloBills.com
NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks and Dan Jeremiah predict a linebacker and running back with Buffalo’s first two picks.

Cam Newton to the Bills is unlikely to happen | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane indicated that it's unlikely for the team to pursue free agent quarterback Cam Newton.

Newton won't join the Bills, but nearly did in 2011 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
A look back at how close Cam Newton came to becoming the face of the Buffalo Bills.

Bills Today | Peter King says Bills "time to win is now” BuffaloBills.com
NBC's King on the Bills’ window to win: "Right now, the Bills can beat anybody in that division. It is their time to go for it."

Bills CB Josh Norman pledges $50,000 to COVID-19 relief fund – The Buffalo News
Josh Norman is doing his part to give back, donating to help children and their families.

As Karlos Williams prepares to return to football, he’s holding nothing back – The Athletic
Williams harbors ill feelings toward Doug Whaley after the Bills cut him following his breakout rookie year, and he’s ready for a comeback. Lots of NSFW content. (Subscription required).

Jalen Ramsey suggests Tre’Davious White needs to leave Bills. What White said about Bills Mafia - newyorkupstate.com
Ramsey held an Instagram Live video with various defensive backs including Buffalo Bills All-Pro Tre’Davious White.

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BBR: How far could the Buffalo Bills trade up in the second round? - Buffalo Rumblings
Will Brandon Beane be active during the 2020 NFL Draft?

2020 NFL Draft: Could the fourth round be where Buffalo Bills strike a trade? - Buffalo Rumblings
Brandon Beane loves trading up the board.

Buffalo Bills not looking for “choir boys,” per Brandon Beane, so who plays with an edge? - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo has plenty of fiery competitors on the roster.

Buffalo Bills’ roster has nice stable of “homegrown” vets - Buffalo Rumblings
We’ve come a long way in three seasons.

Buffalo Bills’ offseason moves allow for “Best Player Available” NFL Draft in 2020 - Buffalo Rumblings
Every positional need got at least some attention.