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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/31: How Tyler Bass won the kicking job

Plus, Josh Allen and the offense struggle vs. the first-team defense Sunday at camp.

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The Buffalo Bills have a new place kicker in rookie Tyler Bass, and in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we break down how Bass was able to beat out incumbent Stephen Hauschka, and how his performance during the team’s intra-squad scrimmage helped cement his bid for the starting job.

We spotlight how quarterback Josh Allen and the offense struggled against the first-team defense during Sunday’s practice, discover where Pro Bowl linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is making strides entering his third year with the Bills, read more about how rookie wide receiver Gabriel Davis continues to turn heads during training camp, address why rookie A.J. Epenesa is struggling to generate consistent pressure on his pass rushes, and recap standout performances Sunday from running back Devin Singletary, safety Jaquan Johnson, fullback Reggie Gilliam, and wide receiver Cole Beasley.

We speculate on whether defensive end Trent Murphy will make the 53-man roster, offer up more predictions on who will make the 53-man roster, identify the Bills’ biggest worry heading into the 2020 season and discuss how worried the team and Bills fans should be about this weakness, and much more!

Day 10 at Bills camp: Bass booms his kicks; Allen and the offense struggle – The Athletic
With less than two weeks of practice time remaining, Josh Allen and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll need to turn things around. (Subscription required).

Rookie Tyler Bass will rely on this advice after winning the Bills kicking competition -
The rookie kicker talks about how his grandmother played a pivotal role in his career development and why he’s prepared to handle the Bills’ kicking duties in 2020.

Tyler Bass: “Earn that Respect” -
Bills kicker Tyler Bass discusses how he’s developed his mentality and confidence throughout his life, his background as an underdog throughout his football career, the worst weather he’s ever kicked in, and what it took to win the starting job.

Bills training camp 2020: More Gabriel Davis hype; Where A.J. Epenesa is struggling (Day 10 observations) -
Get the latest from out at Bills training camp from Matt Parrino on the beat.

Cole Beasley, Gabe Davis and Dean Marlowe made plays on Sunday -
The Bills held their final open practice for the media on Sunday. Defense continues to impress and Gabriel Davis is still making plays.

Observations: Devin Singletary shows burst as Bills’ RB battle stays hot | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The competition for snaps at running back looks like it will be heated between Devin Singletary and rookie Zack Moss heading into the regular season.

Quinton Spain misses Bills’ practice; Zack Moss limited | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills guard Quinton Spain did not practice Sunday with a foot injury, and rookie running back Zack Moss was limited with a neck injury.

Bills Mailbag: What are Trent Murphy's chances of making the 53-man roster? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills Mailbag addresses whether Trent Murphy will be a cut candidate, whether the Bills will bring in another offensive lineman, if Bills fans should be worried about Cam Newton, and more.

Bills Today | Offensive line competition heads into the final week of preseason practices -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Monday, August 31.

Inside the BIlls: Q and A with Dion Dawkins on his new deal, racial unrest and more | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Buffalo Bills’ newly appointed franchise left tackle signed a lucrative contract extension earlier this month—a four-year deal that could be worth nearly $60 million.

20 contenders for the 2020 NFL season, 20 big weaknesses - Ranking the Achilles’ heels
Every team has a weakness, even the Super Bowl favorites. How worried should the Bills and their fans be about their biggest weakness?

Antonio Williams: Bills to re-sign UDFA running back (sources) -
Williams has been working as a student assistant coach at UNC.

Josh Allen and Dion Dawkins are leading by example this training camp -
Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll spoke to Josh Allen's growth and what he wants to see out of the offense after almost two weeks of training camp practices.

Heath Farwell: “He Earned the Job” -
Special teams coordinator Heath Farwell discusses the decision to award Tyler Bass the kicking job, improving situational football on special teams, and evaluating this roster without preseason games.

Bills Mafia, crowd noise may not affect home-field advantage as much as you think | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
NFL teams collectively produced a 132-123-1 record (.518 win rate) at home last year, the lowest home win rate since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002.

The Comeback, No. 10: A backup QB, a gutsy call and a march to history for Buffalo – The Athletic
The Bills' win sustained a run of four straight Super Bowl appearances that, like the 32-point comeback, remains unmatched in NFL history. (Subscription required).

Talking Buffalo Podcast: Power Ranking Bills Drought Player Fits For 2020 Team |
On today’s future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast, Patrick Moran partakes in an exercise of power ranking the top 15 former Buffalo Bills players from the drought era (2000-2016) that would be the best addition to the 2020 Buffalo Bills.

Former Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka gets tryout with Titans | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Kicker Stephen Hauschka, released by the Bills last week, had a tryout with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, according to the NFL’s daily transactions report.

Bills kicker Scott Norwood’s ‘Wide Right’ jersey sells for $52,800 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills’ kicker infamously pushed a potential game-winning 47-yard field goal wide right in the final seconds of the 20-19 loss to the New York Giants in 1991.

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