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Bills Links, 8/1: Jon Feliciano’s injury plus replacement options

Plus, Bills host free agent CB Akeem King and DT Niles Scott.

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The Buffalo Bills planned on returning all five starters along the offensive line in 2020, but that all changed on Friday with the news that starting right guard Jon Feliciano tore his pectoral muscle. In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine the impact Feliciano’s loss will have on the offensive line and target potential replacement options for Feliciano, who is expected to miss between 8-12 weeks.

We also discuss the Bills bringing in free-agent cornerback Akeem King and defensive tackle Niles Scott to potentially shore up the roster, analyze the ramifications on Buffalo’s salary cap created by defensive tackle Star Lotulelei opting out of 2020, break down the state of Buffalo’s tight ends, project the impact free-agent wide receiver Stefon Diggs will have on the offense, address which members of the wide receiver corps will be on the outside looking in, and much more!

Jon Feliciano has torn pectoral muscle, out indefinitely | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills starting right guard Jon Feliciano underwent surgery for a torn pectoral muscle on Friday and is out indefinitely.

Bills RG Jon Feliciano out 8-12 weeks after surgery to repair torn pectoral -’s Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills starting right guard Jon Feliciano underwent surgery for a torn pectoral muscle Friday and is out indefinitely, the team announced.

Bills lose starting right guard Jon Feliciano to injury - Democrat & Chronicle
Feliciano is expected to miss between 8-12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle

Buffalo Bills flash briefing (7/31/20): Jon Feliciano has surgery, out 8-12 weeks -
Plus: Bills now at five players on Reserve/Covid-19 list and Star Lotulelei opts out in 2020.

Buffalo Bills OL Jon Feliciano undergoes surgery to repair torn pectoral muscle -
Feliciano could miss 8-12 weeks.

Feliciano has surgery, out indefinitely -
Jon Feliciano underwent surgery on Friday to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

5 options for Buffalo Bills to replace Jon Feliciano at right guard -
Jon Feliciano will miss 8-12 weeks of action according to’s Matt Parrino.

Report: Bills host cornerback and defensive tackle on visits | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Free-agent cornerback Akeem King could add some competition for the Buffalo Bills’ secondary and special teams unit.

Bills entertain a pair of free agents; have no new additons to Covid-19 list | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The 27-year-old defensive back is a former seventh-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons who has 34 games of NFL experience.

What Star Lotulelei’s opt-out means for the Bills and their cap situation – The Athletic
Lotulelei’s contract, which he and the Bills had restructured to keep him in Buffalo through 2022, now expires after the 2023 season. (Subscription required).

Buffalo Bills training camp preview: Top position battles, Josh Allen discussion & more (PODCAST) -
The Buffalo News’ Mark Gaughan joins the “SHOUT!” Bills football podcast to preview camp and the season.

Bills roster in-depth: Tight ends | WGR 550 SportsRadio
An in-depth look at the Buffalo Bills' tight ends as training camp opens.

Bills under-the-radar players: tight end Jason Croom - Democrat & Chronicle
Jason Croom has talent but has struggled to stay healthy during his time with the Bills. What kind of impact will he have on the offense in 2020?

Game Theory: Projecting Stefon Diggs' 2020 Bills stats -
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund projects Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs's 2020 stats.

What might NFL playoffs look like in a shortened season? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that the league hopes to play “a healthy and complete 2020 season.”

Is it the end of the line for Robert Foster, Duke Williams? (Buffalo Bills 2020 WR training camp preview) -
The Bills have one of the top starting receiver trios in the NFL after acquiring Stefon Diggs in offseason.

Buffalo Bills now at 5 players on Reserve/Covid 19 list, add S Siran Neal, CB Dane Jackson -
Jackson and Neal join Duke Williams, Ike Brown and Vincent Taylor on Covid list.

Siran Neal, Dane Jackson placed on reserve/COVID-19 list | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills defensive backs Siran Neal, Dane Jackson have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Buffalo Bills send rookies home for virtual meetings to stay ahead of COVID curve -
Buffalo decided the rookie class could take part in meetings virtually.

In light of five positive Covid-19 tests, Bills send rookies home | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Third-year DB Siran Neal and rookie cornerback Dane Jackson became the latest members of the team to be added to the NFL’s reserve/Covid-19 list.

Bills rookies sent home after positive coronavirus tests - Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills rookies were sent home from the facility to do work virtually on Thursday as a response to five positive coronavirus tests this week, the team told ESPN.

Coming This Fall: Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer -
Coming This Fall: The NFL’s most under-appreciated safety duo is back. See how Bills safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde are primed to keep the Bills’ defense at the top of the league.

Former Bills running back LeSean McCoy signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
After playing against Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski during his tenure with the Bills, running back LeSean McCoy will now be their teammate.

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Buffalo Bills right guard Jon Feliciano out indefinitely following surgery for chest injury - Buffalo Rumblings
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