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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/3: Beane and McDermott share expectations for 2020

The Bills’ GM and head coach say the goals for this year are the same: Win the Super Bowl.

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we hear from general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott on a variety of topics, ranging from their expectations for the Bills in 2020 (winning a championship), who will replace injured starting right guard Jon Feliciano, the loss of cornerback E.J. Gaines (opting out due to COVID-19 concerns), and how they are working to get their players and coaches ready for the season without the benefit of preseason games.

We also learn what steps the Bills took to make their training facility as safe as possible, get to know new cornerback Akeem King and new defensive tackle Niles Scott, hear from new wide receiver Stefon Diggs on his first day at Buffalo’s training facility, and much more!


Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane on Bills’ expectations, roster shuffling, more – The Athletic
“We talk about safety being No. 1. Now we have to live it,” McDermott told his team. (Subscription required).

McDermott and Beane maintaining same high standard for Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott say they have the same high standard for their team despite so many uncertainties.

4 things we learned about the Bills as training camp begins - BuffaloBills.com
Head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane addressed the media on Sunday.

Beane, McDermott: Expectations for success unchanged - Democrat & Chronicle
Here’s what Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott had to say on eve of Bills training camp.

Bills Today | Despite COVID obstacles, the Bills’ standard remains high - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Monday, August 3.

Brandon Beane: “Our Expectations are Always High” - BuffaloBills.com
Bills General Manager Brandon Beane discusses building preparations to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, how he and his staff have adjusted the handling of the roster, and how the team is creating competition at practices with the preseason canceled.

Sean McDermott: “All of us are in this together” - BuffaloBills.com
Bills head coach Sean McDermott discussed responsibilities of the players, coaches and staff to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, structuring practices to best create competition with no preseason games, and more.

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane: ‘Cody Ford could slide in’ to replace Jon Feliciano at RG - newyorkupstate.com
Beane spoke on Sunday as the Bills continue to deal with preparing for the season amid coronavirus pandemic.

Bills Mailbag: Who should replace injured right guard Jon Feliciano? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Bills beat reporter Jay Skurski answers Feliciano questions and more in this week’s mailbag.

Bills GM Brandon Beane assesses losses of E.J. Gaines, Jon Feliciano | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The churn of players on and off the Bills’ roster has begun and figures to be more active than ever this season.

Bills CB E.J. Gaines to opt out of season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
E.J. Gaines becomes the second Bills player to opt out, joining defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane says CB E.J. Gaines is opting out - newyorkupstate.com
Gaines was expected to compete for a depth role on the Bills.

Bills trying to make training facility as safe as possible - Democrat & Chronicle
In this most unusual time, the Bills have taken steep measures to lessen the chances that their players will contract coronavirus in their facility.

Safety and Protocol Changes at One Bills Drive - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills’ organization came together to implement new guidelines, from the CDC and NFL, to help the team return to the facility, and ensure the health and safety of the staff, coaches, and players.

Buffalo Bills sign CB Akeem King, DT Niles Scott; roster officially under 80 players - newyorkupstate.com
Bills roster sits at 79 players after Sunday’s signings. Five players currently have been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Bills sign CB Akeem King, DT Niles Scott | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills added some depth with the signings of cornerback Akeem King and defensive tackle Niles Scott on Sunday.

Bills sign CB Akeem King and DT Niles Scott - BuffaloBills.com
Two defensive players were added to the Bills’ roster on Sunday.

5 things about new Bills cornerback/special teamer Akeem King | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
King, 27, is a former seventh-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons who has 34 games of NFL experience.

5 things to know about new Buffalo Bills DB Akeem King - newyorkupstate.com
King most recently played with the Seattle Seahawks.

3 things to know about new Buffalo Bills DT Niles Scott - newyorkupstate.com
Scott will compete for a depth role on Buffalo's defensive line after Star Lotulelei opted out on the 2020 season.

Stefon Diggs, veterans enter Bills' facility; no more players on Covid-19 list | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I’m excited to get to work,” said Diggs, wearing his new No. 14 jersey, in a video posted by the team.

Bills rookie Trey Adams wants to be known for more than injuries, viral combine answer | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Not all that long ago, big things were expected of the former Washington Huskies' offensive tackle.

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Buffalo Bills Injury Breakdown: Guard Jon Feliciano’s pectoral tear - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills CB E.J. Gaines opts out of 2020 season due to coronavirus concertns - Buffalo Rumblings
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