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Buffalo Bills Links, 7/11: Tight ends can play larger role in 2020

Plus, exploring linebacker depth beyond starters Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano

Heading into last season, the Buffalo Bills invested heavily in improving their tight ends, bringing in free agents Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith while using a third- and a seventh-round draft pick on Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney, respectively. In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we analyze why the tight end position represents an opportunity for growth and larger contributions in 2020, and how Sweeney could play a more significant role in the offense.

We also explore the linebacker depth beyond starters Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano, examine how second-year linebacker Vosean Joseph is an intriguing developmental prospect, examine which free agent will have the biggest impact this season, debate who will win the kicking battle between incumbent Stephen Hauschka and rookie Tyler Bass, reminisce about the 2003 season opener when the Bills shut out Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and much more!

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