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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/13: Contract extension for Sean McDermott

Plus, how competition at cornerback is fueling Levi Wallace.

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, Bills fans who were worried about head coach Sean McDermott’s long-term future in Western New York can breathe easy as the team announced McDermott has signed a multiyear contract extension through 2025. We break down the terms of the deal for McDermott, who has gone 25-23 with two playoff appearances in his first three seasons with the Bills, discuss how the move raises the bar for McDermott moving forward, and hear from #BillsMafia on Twitter about the extension for Buffalo’s most successful coach since Wade Phillips’s tenure 20 years ago.

We also project what Buffalo’s 53-man roster will look like, hear how competition at cornerback is fueling Levi Wallace’s development, assess the impact defensive tackle Vernon Butler will have as the next man up to replace Star Lotulelei, take an in-depth look at the state of the safeties, spotlight how underrated guard Evan Boehm could steal a starting job along the offensive line, and much more!

Bills announce contract extension for Sean McDermott - Democrat & Chronicle
Sean McDermott, who has taken the Bills to the playoffs in two of his three seasons as head coach, has a new contract.

Bills sign Sean McDermott to a multi-year contract extension -
After leading the Bills to the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, team owners Terry and Kim Pegula rewarded Sean McDermott with a contract extension.

Bills sign coach Sean McDermott to multiyear extension -’s Buffalo Bills blog
Sean McDermott, who has gone 25-23 in three seasons as coach of the Bills, has signed a multiyear extension with the team.

Bills sign Sean McDermott to multi-year contract extension | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills signed head coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension.

Bills give coach Sean McDermott contract extension | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills have given coach Sean McDermott a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

Buffalo Bills agree to multi-year extension with head coach Sean McDermott -
McDermott was entering the final year of his four-year contract with the team.

In the name of stability, Bills raise bar for Sean McDermott with extension – The Athletic
The six-year deal matches that of Kyle Shanahan’s fresh off a Super Bowl appearance, the standard by which McDermott should be measured. (Subscription required).

Bills Today | Thumbs up for Sean McDermott’s contract extension -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, August 13.

The ‘handshake agreement’ that helped bring Sean McDermott to the Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Earlier this summer, McDermott appeared on a podcast hosted by his former William & Mary teammate Todd Durkin.

‘Can’t wait until Sean McDermott delivers a championship’ to Buffalo Bills (Media reacts to multi-year extension) -
The Bills announced a multiyear extension for Sean McDermott on Wednesday.

Twitter’s reaction to Sean McDermott’s six-year contract extension: McBeane is package deal | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Twitter followers offered their congratulations and analysis after the team gave Sean McDermott a contract extension.

Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection before start of training camp padded practices -
The Bills are expected to start practicing with pads on Monday.

Bills CB Levi Wallace not backing down from challenge for starting role | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“To the best of my ability each and every game, that’s how I play,” Wallace said.

Levi Wallace is used to the competition - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo’s cornerback is familiar with competition and says he has learned a lot from newcomer Josh Norman.

Bills’ Vernon Butler ‘next man up’ to replace Star Lotulelei | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Butler is known for being exceptionally versatile, with the ability to line up at every spot on the defensive line.

Jerry Hughes envisions a division title - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo’s defensive end sees big things, including an AFC East title and a relentless defense, for the Bills in 2020.

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

Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley cleared from non-football injury list | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Beasley was added to the list July 29 with an upper back injury.

WR Cole Beasley passes physical -
The Bills announced Cole Beasley passed his physical on Wednesday and moved back to the active roster.

Evan Boehm, the dependable lineman who could steal a Bills starting job – The Athletic
“He’s our type of guy,” said Bobby Johnson, who helped bring Boehm to Buffalo after growing close with him in Indianapolis. (Subscription required).

A.J. Klein speaks Bills’ language as he tries to fit in at linebacker | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Klein, the free-agent signee from the New Orleans Saints, is set to replace Lorenzo Alexander as the starting strong-side linebacker in the Bills’ base defense.

A.J. Klein: “On the Cusp of Something Great” -
Linebacker A.J. Klein discusses why he chose the Bills in free agency, the difference between head coach Sean McDermott and other coaches he’s worked with, what makes Tremaine Edmunds so dynamic, and more.

Cody Ford: “Versatility is a Big Key” -
Tackle Cody Ford discusses the importance of being able to play multiple positions on the offensive line, how losing Jon Feliciano to injury impacts the cohesion of the line early on, and how he’s grown since his rookie season.

6 things we learned from A.J. Klein and Cody Ford during Bills training camp -
Find out how the linebackers and offensive line are getting ready for training camp from A.J. Klein and Cody Ford.

As helmets come on, what could schedule look like at Bills’ training camp? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills players can be on the field with helmets Wednesday and coaches can begin offering on-field instruction.

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Buffalo Bills sign Sean McDermott to a multi-year contract extension - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley cleared to practice after starting camp on NFI list - Buffalo Rumblings
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