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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/20: How Stefon Diggs is impacting the defense

Plus, where will rookie A.J. Epenesa line up on the defensive line?

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we analyze the latest news from training camp, sharing observations on how wide receiver Stefon Diggs is making an instant impact on Buffalo’s defense, how defensive tackle Ed Oliver’s rehab from a sore hip is progressing, how offensive lineman Daryl Williams is making a positive impression in the early going of training camp and more.

We hear from head coach Sean McDermott on how the pressure is on quarterback Josh Allen to further his development entering year three as Buffalo’s starter, break down where rookie defensive end A.J. Epenesa will line up along the defensive line, provide an update on the punting competition, share best- and worst-case scenarios for the Bills in 2020, discover why one national publication is predicting Buffalo to win the AFC East, and much more!


Bills Notebook: After two days in pads, Sean McDermott dials it back | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
After two days in pads, the Bills practiced at less than full speed in shorts and helmets.

3 things we learned from Sean McDermott on Day 3 at training camp - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills’ head coach gives updates on Stefon Diggs’s impact, Ed Oliver’s progress and first impressions of Daryl Williams’s play on the offensive line.

Bills practice without pads Wednesday: Notes from the day & injury update - newyorkupstate.com
Quinton Jefferson was added to the injury report on Wednesday with foot soreness.

Bills: Quinton Jefferson misses practice; Gabe Davis returns | WGR 550 SportsRadio
An injury report from Wednesday’s practice session at Buffalo Bills training camp.

Sean McDermott knows Josh Allen must silence critics - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo’s head coach fully recognizes how important year three will be for Josh Allen’s development into a potential franchise quarterback.

Sean McDermott: “It’s a Different Dynamic Being Home for Camp” - BuffaloBills.com
Sean McDermott discusses staying in Orchard Park for training camp rather than the usual site of St. John Fisher College, Josh Allen’s development, and the competitive spirit Stefon Diggs brings through the first few days of training camp.

Rookie A.J. Epenesa is tasked with learn all four positions along the defensive line - BuffaloBills.com
After two padded practices, Epenesa explains how he’s learning the defense and what he thinks about life in the NFL.

A.J. Epenesa: “Everyone is Adjusting” - BuffaloBills.com
Buffalo’s rookie discusses not having preseason games, OTAs and mini-camp, how head coach Sean McDermott created a competitive environment, what he’s learned from veteran defensive ends and more.

Rookie A.J. Epenesa learning from Buffalo Bills veterans - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo’s second-round draft pick is picking up pointers from veterans as he makes the leap to the NFL.

Bills sub out Kaare Vedvik for Lachlan Edwards | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills have cut punter/kicker Kaare Vedvik for former New York Jets punter Lachlan Edwards.

Bills sign punter Lachlan Edwards, release Kaare Vedvik | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The 29-year-old Edwards is from Australia. He entered the NFL in 2016 as a seventh-round draft pick of the New York Jets.

Buffalo Bills sign P Lachlan Edwards, release Kaare Vedvik - newyorkupstate.com
Corey Bojorquez edged out one punter, but will have to beat out the Bills’ newest addition as well.

Lachlan Edwards joins the punter competition with Corey Bojorquez - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills announced the following roster moves on Wednesday.

Ceilings and floors for all 32 NFL teams in 2020, and how they get there - ESPN.com
What is the best- and worst-case scenario for the Buffalo Bills and every other team this season?

Bills Today | USA Today predicts Bills as division winners - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, August 20.

Taron Johnson: "There's a lot we can do with the Talent that we have" - BuffaloBills.com
Johnson discusses coming back from injuries and his development on the field, learning from veterans like Josh Norman, the chemistry among the defensive backs and their goals for 2020.

Billy Buffalo sidelined as NFL bans mascots from field | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The NFL Network reported Wednesday that mascots and cheerleaders will not be allowed on the field during the 2020 season.

Orchard Park tables hearing to consider tailgating near Bills stadium | Local News | buffalonews.com
Councilman Conor Flynn said Orchard Park is trying to figure out the best way to restrict gatherings at satellite lots on a temporary basis.

Who early NFL mock drafts have the Bills selecting in 2021 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
With NFL training camps heating up, and the college football season in limbo, mock drafts for 2021 are continuing to sprout.

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Buffalo Bills training camp notes, August 19 - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills were on the field again Wednesday.

Football Outsiders: Bills have fourth-best under-25 talent in NFL - Buffalo Rumblings
Football Outsiders, courtesy of ESPN+, recognize the team’s youth movement.

BBR: Zack Moss has plenty of upside for the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
The rookie running back can make an immediate impact for the Bills.

Buffalo Bills sign punter Lachlan Edwards, release Kaare Vedvik - Buffalo Rumblings
Giving a new punter a trial.

91 players in 91 days: Defensive tackle Tanzel Smart - Buffalo Rumblings
The second of Buffalo’s newest players has been a rotational player throughout his professional career.

Buffalo Bills DT Harrison Phillips shares thoughts from grueling mental, physical ACL recovery - Buffalo Rumblings
Phillips discusses the mental difficulties in returning to football following a second ACL tear.