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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/11: Ed Oliver addresses offseason arrest

Plus, how rookie WRs Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins made a great first impression on John Brown.

Ed Oliver, Buffalo’s second-year defensive tackle, made news during the offseason when he was arrested in Houston on DUI and weapons charges. Those charges were eventually dropped, and in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we hear from Oliver, who says he felt “violated” and “guilty until proven innocent” after being arrested. Oliver candidly shares how the incident put things into perspective, then discusses how he hopes to build upon his successful rookie season in Western New York.

We also hear from wide receiver John Brown on the impact that new acquisition Stefon Diggs will have on the Bills’ offense and how Buffalo’s rookies, especially Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins, have quickly picked up offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s schemes and playbook. Defensive end Jerry Hughes analyzes how Buffalo’s defense got better over the offseason and why he’s using his leadership skills to promote nationwide get-out-the-vote efforts, we take an in-depth look at the state of the cornerbacks, address how guard Brian Winters’s lengthy injury history will affect him in Buffalo, and much more!


Bills’ Ed Oliver says he felt ‘violated’ and ‘guilty until proven innocent’ after arrest | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Oliver addressed the Western New York media for the first time Monday from Bills training camp.

Bills’ Ed Oliver still baffled over arrest in Houston - Democrat & Chronicle
Ed Oliver said being a Black man could very well have had something to do with his unlawful arrest three months ago in Houston.

Bills’ Ed Oliver says he feels violated by unwarranted arrest - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver said he felt violated when he was arrested in May on DUI and weapons charges that were eventually dropped.

When Bills’ Ed Oliver watched George Floyd’s death he thought: ‘That could have been me’ - newyorkupstate.com
Oliver on May arrest in Houston: “I felt like I shouldn’t be doing this. I didn’t work my life and walk the straight line my whole life to be put in the jumpsuit and be taken to jail for what?”

Ed Oliver hopes to build on his rookie year - Democrat and Chronicle
Ed Oliver wants to build on his rookie season with the help of some veteran teammates.

Ed Oliver: “It Puts Things into Perspective” - BuffaloBills.com
Defensive tackle Ed Oliver discusses his experience over the offseason and the perspective that it created from his arrest and eventual dismissal of all charges in Houston. He also shares what he’s learning from the veterans brought into the defensive line group.

John Brown believes the addition of Stefon Diggs will open up the offense - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo’s leading receiver from 2019 thinks the addition of Stefon Diggs will force defenses to choose who they double team.

John Brown wowed by Bills rookies, excited about Brian Daboll’s scheming | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
John Brown ticked off the reasons Monday why he’s excited about what the coming season holds for the Buffalo Bills’ offense.

Buffalo Bills’ John Brown on Brian Daboll’s ‘different swag,’ Stefon Diggs & how rookie WRs are best that he’s seen (6 things we learned) - newyorkupstate.com
John Brown has never been more excited about an offense than he is about the 2020 Bills.

John Brown: “I Can Do It All” - BuffaloBills.com
Bills WR John Brown discusses his first impressions of Stefon Diggs, becoming more comfortable with OC Brian Daboll’s playbook, and the contributions the rookie class is already bringing to the wide receiver room.

6 things we learned from DT Ed Oliver and WR John Brown about Bills training camp - BuffaloBills.com
Ed Oliver talked about the lessons learned from being arrested and then having his case dismissed in Texas, and why he feels his game will only improve in his second season. John Brown shared why he’s excited about the additions to the Bills’ offense in 2020 and more.

Bills' Jerry Hughes uses leadership skill to push get-out-the-vote effort | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Hughes, who turns 32 on Thursday, has been using his leadership platform this summer to promote get-out-the-vote campaigns on social media.

Jerry Hughes: “We Have a Great Group” - BuffaloBills.com
Defensive end Jerry Hughes discusses filling the leadership void left by Lorenzo Alexander, the importance of voting during the modern era of American history, the addition of Mario Addison to the defense, and his advice to Ed Oliver.

Bills roster in-depth: Cornerback | WGR 550 SportsRadio
An in-depth look at the Buffalo Bills’ cornerbacks heading into the 2020 season.

Bills Today | Excitement is building at One Bills Drive - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, August 11.

Bills voice Murphy most likely to call road games from Orchard Park stadium | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
It looks most likely that Buffalo Bills radio voice John Murphy will be watching the team’s road games this season the same way fans will—on television.

Talking Buffalo Podcast: Steve Mathes, Buffalo Fanatics | MoranAlytics.com
Patrick Moran is joined by The Bills Guys podcast co-host Steve Mathes of the Buffalo Fanatics podcasting network to discuss Ed Oliver's offseason arrest, the possibility of the NFL playing on Friday nights and Saturdays, and more.

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