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Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads out there! In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we examine why new defensive line coach Eric Washington feels that Jerry Hughes, Ed Oliver, Mario Addison, Vernon Butler and the rest of Buffalo’s talented defensive line will have more success sacking the quarterback in 2020.

We also hear how guard Ike Boettger and some of the Bills’ dads are celebrating Father’s Day, summarize Buffalo’s 2020 offseason, dive into the best free-agent signings in franchise history, speculate on whether contract extensions are forthcoming for general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, vote on Buffalo’s linebacker 1 of the 2010s, and much more!

New coach Eric Washington: Bills’ defensive line will take sacks to ‘the next level’ – The Buffalo News
In the latest edition of One-on-One Coverage and his first interview since being hired by the Bills, Washington sat down for a Zoom call with The Buffalo News.

Ike Boettger shares joys of parenthood as he celebrates his first Father’s Day -
Bills guard Ike Boettger, along with a few of his teammates, celebrates his first Father’s Day in 2020. Read about his experience as a new dad.

Marquise Goodwin’s rough path to parenthood airs on ESPN Sunday – The Buffalo News
The struggles of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and his wife to become parents will be documented in a Father’s Day edition of the show E60.

7 superlatives that describe the 2020 Bills offseason -
It was an offseason like no other. Chris Brown offers a recap of some of the most newsworthy items from the past four months.

Kim Pegula explains why she stands for anthem but supports those who kneel – The Buffalo News
The co-owner of the Buffalo Bills says she reflects on her humble beginnings when she hears the national anthem being played.

How Kim Pegula and the Bills are placing importance on continued education in fight against racial injustice -
As individuals across the country come together to stand against injustice, the Buffalo Bills have also pledged to be part of the solution.

The 10 best free-agent signings in Bills history – The Athletic
A former Heisman winner and a handful of Pro Bowl players make up this list of successful franchise roster additions. (Subscription required).

WATCH: Stefon Diggs runs routes in Buffalo Bills helmet -
We won't see Diggs in full Bills gear until training camp, but this is a good start.

WGR 'Cup of Coffee' Draft | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The afternoon crew on WGR drafted some of the best or most memorable athletic figures to spend a brief moment of time in Buffalo.

Bill Groman, two-time AFL champion receiver with Bills, dies – The Buffalo News
Bill Groman, who spent two of his six seasons in the American Football League with the Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 83.

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Four Downs: Could contract extensions be on the horizon for Sean McDermott, Brandon Beane? - Buffalo Rumblings
Let’s hope so.

Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade team: Linebacker 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
The team had no shortage of good linebackers. Who’s the best?

91 Bills scouting reports in 91 days: Wide receiver Duke Williams - Buffalo Rumblings
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91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: Linebacker Mike Bell - Buffalo Rumblings
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Sean McDermott not interested in padding defense when offense has needs - Buffalo Rumblings
21 points likely isn’t going to cut it this season.

Penalty Harm: Behind the scenes - Buffalo Rumblings
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