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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/16: Under-the-radar Bills heading into training camp

Plus, what is the ceiling for Pro Bowl linebacker Tremaine Edmunds?

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, as the team prepare to embark on the padded practices portion of training camp, we identify seven Bills who are flying under the radar, including tight end Tyler Kroft, linebacker Vosean Joseph, defensive end/defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, safety Jaquan Johnson, and more.

We select five players who are on the hot seat heading into this week at training camp, address how the contract extension signed by head coach Sean McDermott means the pressure is on to win, project what the ceiling is for Pro Bowl linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, hear from assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll on the challenges presented by this unusual offseason, present reasons why the Bills should adopt a no-huddle offense in 2020, and more!


Seven Bills flying under the radar as training camp begins – The Athletic
The Bills have one of the best starting lineups in the NFL, but depth this year is more critical than ever. (Subscription required).

Column: 5 Bills on the hot seat as practices begin | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Vic Carucci picks the top five names that could be on the hot seat this summer as the Bills get set to begin padded practices Monday.

Sean McDermott on his contract and front office - Democrat & Chronicle
Bills head coach Sean McDermott credits success to players, ownership, front office and fans.

Column: Now comes the heavy lifting for Sean McDermott | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
McDermott’s extension means he has, at the very least, three more seasons to either win it all or put the team within striking distance of doing so.

Bills Mailbag: What’s the ceiling for Tremaine Edmunds? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Among this week’s mailbag topics: the salary cap, Tremaine Edmunds’s ceiling and alternating between 4-3 and 3-4 defensive fronts.

Leslie Frazier: “Get Better Everyday” - BuffaloBills.com
Frazier discusses the new players added on defense, the battle for the second starting cornerback position, and the competition on the defensive line.

5 things we learned from Bills DC Leslie Frazier on Friday before padded practices begin - newyorkupstate.com
Frazier discussed CB2 competition, provided a Harrison Phillips update, how A.J. Klein fits and more.

Brian Daboll: “There’s Always a Challenge Every Year” - BuffaloBills.com
Bills OC Brian Daboll discusses the challenges of evaluating depth with limited practices, expectations for TE Dawson Knox in his second season, and how rookie RB Zack Moss is settling in.

6 things we learned from DC Leslie Frazier and OC Brian Daboll about Bills training camp - BuffaloBills.com
“Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll spoke with the media on Friday.”

6 observations from Bills coordinators: Tough decisions loom | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Tough decisions, more contact in practice and a big emphasis on special teams are circumstances facing the Buffalo Bills’ coaches as they start a three-week training camp sprint.

Bills sign defensive tackles Tanzel Smart and Justin Zimmer | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills signed defensive tackles Tanzel Smart and Justin Zimmer.

Buffalo Bills sign DTs Justin Zimmer and Tanzel Smart - newyorkupstate.com
Zimmer and Smart were two of four defensive tackles recently brought in for workouts.

3 things to know about Justin Zimmer, Buffalo Bills’ new defensive tackle - newyorkupstate.com
This will be Zimmer’s second stint in Buffalo.

4 things to know about Tanzel Smart, Buffalo Bills’ new defensive tackle - newyorkupstate.com
Smart joined the Bills’ roster on Sunday.

How Brandon Beane and the Bills are preparing for wild west of scouting – The Athletic
With scouts not on the road this fall covering college games, Beane has had to get creative with how they evaluate prospects. (Subscription required).

Devin Singletary on Year 2: I'm hungrier than ever - BuffaloBills.com
Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss training camp challenges amid COVID-19, what the Bills will miss about veteran RB Frank Gore, and more.

Ex-Panthers continue to find new homes with the Buffalo Bills - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills have established a pipeline between Carolina and Buffalo for free agents because of Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane’s ties to the Panthers.

Joe Gibbs tells the Buffalo Bills to embrace the moment - Democrat & Chronicle
After nearly two weeks of walk-throughs, the Bills will ramp it up with pads starting Monday.

Bills players’ social justice committee fund awards $270K to Western New York programs - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills social justice committee fund supports programs that reduce barriers, support racial equity and improve community and police relations throughout Western New York.

Bills, Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula — Impact of diversity felt throughout organizations - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
As an NFL and NHL executive, Kim Pegula shares her unique perspective on diversity and the steps needed to help women thrive in male-dominated industries.

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If Sean McDermott has his way he’ll continue to work in Buffalo with Brandon Beane - Buffalo Rumblings
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