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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/25: Josh Allen and others return to practice

Plus, Sean McDermott thinks it’s “ridiculous” that some teams are allowing fans and others aren’t.

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we share the latest news from training camp, recapping Monday’s session, including the return to practice of quarterback Josh Allen and defensive tackles Vernon Butler, Quinton Jefferson and Harrison Phillips one day after they each missed practice due to false-positive COVID-19 test results.

We address what would have happened if those false positive test results had occurred before a regular-season game, highlight why wide receiver/returner Andre Roberts and rookie wide receiver Gabriel Davis stood out during Monday’s practice, hear from head coach Sean McDermott on why it’s “ridiculous” that some teams will allow fans on game days while others won’t, discuss why this year’s group of undrafted rookie free agents face a difficult challenge in making the roster, identify the current Bill under the most pressure to perform heading into the 2020 season, and much more!


Observations from Day 7 of camp: Reactions to Miami, a pass-rush boost – The Athletic
The Bills’ first road game of the season is at the Miami Dolphins, who announced Monday they’d allow up to 13,000 fans to attend games. (Subscription required).

Bills training camp 2020: Josh Allen gets offense moving, Andre Roberts flashes (Day 7 observations) - newyorkupstate.com
Matt Parrino checks in from Orchard Park with his Day 7 camp takeaways.

Allen returns to practice; Davis shines again | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and three others returned to the practice field on Monday.

Andre Roberts shines; Josh Allen and Micah Hyde encouraged by the offense’s improvement - BuffaloBills.com
Bills wide receivers shine in practice, Micah Hyde senses something different this training camp.

WATCH: 2020 Training Camp Monday Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
Take a look at some of the highlights from Monday, August 24th’s practice at One Bills Drive.

Bills training camp observations: Rookie Gabriel Davis continues to shine | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The rookie fourth-round WR caught a deep pass from Josh Allen in the end zone despite being blanketed by tight coverage from Tre’Davious White.

McDermott unhappy with NFL’s uneven fan policy - Democrat & Chronicle
Some teams are allowing fans into their stadiums this season, others won’t even have the option, and Sean McDermott thinks that’s ridiculous.

McDermott: ‘Ridiculous’ that some stadiums will have fans and others won’t | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Dolphins intend to have fans in the stands for their home opener Sept. 20 against the Bills.

Bills’ Sean McDermott: Ridiculous that some stadiums can have fans while others cannot - newyorkupstate.com
McDermott was very candid with his thoughts on the matter.

Sean McDermott addresses the NFL’s fan policy + more - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills head coach shares his candid thoughts on the NFL’s fan policy, this weekend’s COVID-19 testing issues and Thursday’s intersquad scrimmage.

Josh Allen wasn’t pleased over false positive COVID test result - Democrat & Chronicle
Josh Allen missed a full day of practice due to a false positive COVID-19 test, but he was able to return on Monday after testing negative.

Bills players who had ‘false positives’ set to return to practice | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills were among a number of teams that had players test positive.

Column: Bracing for COVID-19 alarm is harsh new reality for Bills, NFL | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Josh Allen was not at practice Sunday, reportedly after a false positive on a COVID-19 test. But what if something like this happened on a game day?

Irregular COVID-19 test results ground several Bills - Democrat & Chronicle
A lab in New Jersey used by the Bills and several other teams reported irregular test results, forcing players including Josh Allen to miss practice.

‘It’s unfair and cruel’: The unique challenge facing undrafted rookies – The Athletic
Patrick DiMarco knows he wouldn't still be in the NFL without the time to prove himself, and that is severely limited this preseason. (Subscription required).

Bills get visits from former first-round linebacker Darron Lee, Michael Pinckney | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills had a visit with linebacker Darron Lee, a 2016 first-round draft pick of the New York Jets, and former University of Miami linebacker Michael Pinckney.

Bills injury report: Next five days 'critical' for Josh Norman, McDermott says | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones was a new addition to the injury report Monday after he suffered a knee injury in practice Sunday.

2020 NFL Power Rankings - 1-32 preseason poll, plus who’s on the hot seat? - ESPN.com
Which member of the Buffalo Bills’ defense is under the most pressure to perform in 2020?

Bills place Ike Brown on the reserve/retired list - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills made a roster move that impacted their defense on Monday.

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Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane excited for Devin Singletary’s offseason progression - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills’ general manager downplayed what Zack Moss will be able to do out of the gate.

Buffalo Bills training camp practice recap: Monday, August 24th - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of love for Gabriel Davis.

Billieve: Bills as the Hunted and Expectations for Zack Moss - Buffalo Rumblings
How will Buffalo handle the pressure of being legit AFC title contenders? What role will Zack Moss play?

Circling the Wagons: Josh Allen’s false positive, kicker competition, & Barstool Sports Stadium - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of exciting Bills topics to discuss! Listen now!

Miami Dolphins will allow fans to be in attendance for home opener against Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Dolphins announce a maximum capacity for fans during the 2020 home opener.

Josh Allen out as Buffalo Bills delay practice amid COVID test irregularities - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo is one of several teams whose football activities for Sunday were delayed.

Buffalo Bills set to have an intersquad scrimmage on Thursday, per Brandon Beane - Buffalo Rumblings
The lack of preseason games is forcing the Bills to get creative.