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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/9: Guidelines for returning to team facilities

Players and coaches know how they’ll need to conduct business under the COVID-19 restrictions

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With the news that head coach Sean McDermott plans on having his coaches return to their Orchard Park training facilities sometime this week, today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links discusses the newly-established guidelines for NFL players and coaches concerning their return to their team’s facilities under the COVID-19 restrictions. We also explore how, even in retirement, popular linebacker Lorenzo Alexander continues to play an influential role in matters of social justice, break down the kicker competition between Stephen Hauschka and rookie Tyler Bass, learn more about which Bills could make a big impact in 2020, vote on Buffalo’s left guard of the 2010s, and much more!

Bills Today | NFL issues guidelines for players’ return to team facilities -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, June 9.

Pelissero lists protocols for players, personnel returning to facilities -
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero lists some of the protocols that players and personnel will have to follow when they return to team facilities.

Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills coordinators returning to team facility this week -
After getting the go-ahead to return to team facilities, Sean McDermott and the Bills’ coordinators will head back to One Bills Drive this week.

Lorenzo Alexander: NFL locker room is a starting point for understanding – The Buffalo News
Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander continues to be a guiding light on social issues, even in retirement.

The world is watching Buffalo, the latest focal point in nation’s social turmoil – The Athletic
The city made national headlines, from Bills quarterback Jake Fromm's texts to police shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground. (Subscription required).

Buffalo Bills ST coach on impending kicker competition: Stephen Hauschka must embrace challenge vs. Tyler Bass -
Hauschka, the Bills starter the past four seasons, will have to beat out rookie sixth-round pick Tyler Bass this summer.

Buffalo Bills Brian Daboll loves Josh Allen leadership - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills’ offensive coordinator spoke on several topics including Josh Allen, Jake Fromm, Stefon Diggs, Zack Moss, and racial unrest during Zoom call.

Versatile Ryan Bates thankful his NFL path took surprising turn to Bills – The Buffalo News
It didn’t take long for Ryan Bates to prove his versatility to the Buffalo Bills last summer.

Dawson Knox named Buffalo Bills’ key 2020 homegrown player -
Knox was a mismatch nightmare at times as a rookie.

Bills Today | Two Bills who could make a big impact in 2020 -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Monday, June 8.

Academic rebound put Bills linebacker Del’Shawn Phillips on path to NFL dream – The Buffalo News
Buffalo Bills linebacker Del’Shawn Phillips emphasized the importance chasing one’s dreams, which he is doing as he tries to make the Bills’ roster this year.

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Billieve: How the Buffalo Bills are handling racial unrest, Jake Fromm’s racist texts - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills’ most underrated players - Buffalo Rumblings
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AFC East Roundup: Biggest obstacles to success - Buffalo Rumblings
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91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: Guard Ike Boettger - Buffalo Rumblings
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91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: Cornerback Cam Lewis - Buffalo Rumblings
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