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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/19: Will NFL follow NBA’s model of playing in a bubble?

Plus, why Buffalo will have a top-three defense in 2020.

The Buffalo Bills are about to conclude their virtual offseason program, one unlike any other in team history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In today’s edition of the daily links, we explore whether the NFL needs to follow the NBA’s model when it comes to playing games in a “bubble,” where players would be insulated from the community and tested for the coronavirus nearly every day.

We also hear why Football Outsiders predicts assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier’s 4-3 defense will finish as a top-three unit in 2020, examine whether the Bills should feel good about Matt Barkley serving as Josh Allen’s backup, analyze the team’s decision to publicly support the “Black Lives Matter” movement, break down Buffalo’s worst free-agent signings, vote on Buffalo’s edge rusher of the 2010s, and much more!


Dr. Fauci says NFL players might need to be in a ‘bubble’ for season to happen – The Buffalo News
The NFL is aiming to start its season on time, but to keep its players safe, Dr. Anthony Faucci says the league needs to follow the model laid out by the NBA.

Bills Today | Football Outsiders projects Bills will have a top three defense this season - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Friday, June 19.

Matt Barkley Buffalo Bills backup QB situation Sean McDermott confident - Democrat & Chronicle
Matt Barkley is almost certainly going to be the Bills’ backup quarterback, and head coach Sean McDermott seems to be OK with that.

With virtual offseason finish line in sight, Bills coach McDermott happy team found a way – The Buffalo News
A spring unlike any other is about to wrap up for the Buffalo Bills.

Why Buffalo Bills chose to publicly support ‘Black Lives Matter’ – The Buffalo News
Last Thursday night, Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula hosted an emotional company-wide “town hall” meeting on Zoom, where many prominent black employees addressed the group.

Medaille College’s L. Nathan Hare Discusses Juneteenth with the Bills - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills welcome Medaille College’s L. Nathan Hare, Professor of World History, as well as defensive assistant coach Jim Salgado, to discuss the recognition of Juneteenth as a league holiday by the NFL, as well as the topics of racism and social justice.

The 10 worst free-agent signings in Bills history – The Athletic
Since the beginning of the modern-day free-agency era, the Bills have had their fair share of flops. (Subscription required).

Bills’ Zack Moss’s agent talks rookie RB’s new deal, contract negotiations for 3rd rounders & more (podcast) - newyorkupstate.com
Kate Ferrara joined Shout! A football podcast covering the Buffalo Bills to talk about her client Zack Moss and her career.

Schrager: Josh Allen will silence critics this season - BuffaloBills.com
NFL Network’s Peter Schrager breaks down how Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen will silence critics in 2020.

AFC East Roundup: Jamal Adams admits it may be ‘time to move on’ from Buffalo Bills’ division rival - newyorkupstate.com
The New York Jets safety is not happy with how extension talks have proceeded.

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2019 Best Bang for the Dollar Buffalo Bills: Matt Milano was the top salary cap value - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade Team: Edge rusher 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
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The Bruce Exclusive: AFC East defensive coordinator rankings - Buffalo Rumblings
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With “depth more important,” NFL considering expanding practice squad sizes again - Buffalo Rumblings
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91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: Guard Jon Feliciano - Buffalo Rumblings
Initially thought to have been brought in for a backup job, Feliciano quickly won a starting spot on the o-line.

Plays that defined 2019: Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 15 - Buffalo Rumblings
We take a look back at the plays that tell the story of the 2019 season.