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Buffalo Bills Links, 7/18: What do we know about training camp?

Plus, five positional battles to watch during training camp.

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The Buffalo Bills are eyeing July 28 for the start of training camp during this most unusual of offseasons. In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, with training camp only ten days away, we examine what we know and what we don’t know about training camp this summer, which will not be held at St. John Fisher College but rather at the team’s facilities in Orchard Park.

We also hear from retired linebacker Lorenzo Alexander about several topics, including the negotiations between the NFL and the Players Association over negotiations on coronavirus testing protocols that could impact the start of training camp and expectations for the Bills in 2020. We take a look at five crucial positional battles to watch during training camp, predict whether Buffalo’s retooled defensive line can turn up the heat and generate more pass rush, explore whether second-year offensive lineman Cody Ford can step up and be the answer at right tackle, discuss why wins are not a quarterback statistic, and much more!

What we know and don’t know about Bills training camp this summer – The Athletic
Among the scenarios being discussed is a period in which players would go to the facility in groups of 20 for conditioning workouts. (Subscription required).

Infectious disease expert talks challenges facing NFL, Bills in attempt to stage normal season (podcast) -
University at Buffalo epidemiologist John Sellick discusses the impact coronavirus pandemic will have on the NFL trying to get season started.

Ex-Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander explains why NFL players want daily tests | Sports |
The NFL and the leagues Players Association continue negotiations on coronavirus testing protocols and economic issues that could lead to a delay in the start of training camps.

Lorenzo Alexander: If Bills don’t compete for AFC title in 2020, season’s a disappointment -
Alexander retired after last season but continues to keep door open to a potential return if the Bills can go on a run this season.

Buffalo Bills flash briefing (7/17/20): First stadium bid shut down -
Plus, the training camp previews have begun at with the offensive line and Lorenzo Alexander has big expectations for Bills in 2020.

Camp Countdown 2020 | 5 positions to watch at camp -
With 12 days to the start of training camp, Chris Brown breaks down some of the best position battles to follow this preseason.

Bills Preview: Will pass rush turn up the heat in 2020? - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills defense has added some help up front, so will the pass rush be able to create even more pressure?

Column: Name stadium for John Poleon and what the name represents | News |
“All our public how-about-this-name conversations are really about taking a moment to remember what we value,” writes Sean Kirst.

Watch now: What Bills fans call their stadium | Multimedia |
For some, it will always be the Ralph. Others fondly remember it as Rich Stadium.

Camp Countdown 2020 | Which Bills offer the most versatility? -
With 13 days remaining to the start of training camp, our Camp Countdown series takes a look at the most versatile players on the Bills roster.

Is Cody Ford the answer at right tackle? (Buffalo Bills 2020 OL training camp preview) -
Ford had his moments at right tackle, but guard could be his most dominant position.

Column: Offseason slights of Bills’ Tre’Davious White make no sense | Sports |
Sometimes, laments about the Bills getting the short end of any stick come across as so much whining. This isn’t one of those times.

Ranking the NFL's top 10 cornerbacks for 2020 - The new wave of shutdown
While a handful of young CBs are rising in the ranks, a few veterans remain at the top of their games. Where does Tre'Davious White rank among execs, coaches and players?

AFC East offseason: Patriots’ resurgence relies on Cam Newton’s health | Sports |
This is the first of a three-part series looking at the Bills’ AFC East opponents. First: the New England Patriots.

AFC East offseason: Jets’ Sam Darnold enters critical season | Sports |
This is the second of a three-part series looking at the Bills’ AFC East opponents.

Ranking the NFL’s 8 Divisions Heading Into 2020 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Jesse Pantuosco ranks the NFL’s eight divisions heading into 2020. Where do the Buffalo Bills and the new-look AFC East rank?

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The Bruce Exclusive: Wins are not a QB stat and #almightytake time - Buffalo Rumblings
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All-22 Analysis: Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen’s interceptions in 2019 - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills training camp position preview: Running backs have been completely overhauled - Buffalo Rumblings
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Plays that defined 2019 Buffalo Bills: Home games semifinals - Buffalo Rumblings
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2019 Worst Salary Cap Value for the Buffalo Bills list: OL Spencer Long - Buffalo Rumblings
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Four Downs: Are the Bills still the favorite in the AFC East? - Buffalo Rumblings
The addition of Cam Newton in New England makes things a bit more interesting.

91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: Running back Antonio Williams - Buffalo Rumblings
The rarely used rusher has enough athleticism to intrigue at camp this year.