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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/4: The Bills are back!

What does the acclimation period of training camp look like?

The Buffalo Bills returned to their team training facilities in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Monday. Expectations are sky-high for the Bills, who are seeking their third playoff appearance in four seasons.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we break down what the acclimation period of training camp means for the Bills. Heading into this most unusual of training camps, we hear from head coach Sean McDermott on how the Bills will “find ways to bring the team together,” hear from general manager Brandon Beane on how it’s up to the Bills to hold each other accountable to limit the spread of the coronavirus, and find out how the players are adjusting to the new environment at One Bills Drive.

We also break down the signing of free agent guard Brian Winters and explore whether Winters will step in and replace injured starting right guard Jon Feliciano, take an in-depth look at Buffalo’s offensive line, hear from safety Jordan Poyer on why he feels this year’s defense will be even better than it was last year, analyze the battle for punter between incumbent Corey Bojorquez and Kaare Vedvik, discuss whether the Bills should name their stadium after legendary Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, and much more!


Bills begin ‘acclimation period’ of training camp | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills began the “acclimation period” of training camp on Monday. Here’s what that means.

Bills Today | Adjusting to the new environment at One Bills Drive - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, August 4.

McDermott: We have to ‘find ways to bring the team together’ | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined the Howard and Jeremy Show on Monday with training camp officially underway at One Bills Drive in Orchard Park.

Limiting spread of coronavirus will require Bills to hold each other accountable | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Nobody wants to sit in an apartment or a hotel room all the time, but this is the year that we’ve got to do whatever it takes,” said Bills GM Brandon Beane.

Buffalo Bills’ Jordan Poyer describes ‘night and day’ differences at team facility - newyorkupstate.com
Poyer walked the media through a day in the life of a Bills player.

Report: Bills move quickly to sign ex-Jets guard Brian Winters | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
A former third-round draft pick of the New York Jets out of Kent State, Winters has been a starter since entering the league in 2013.

Report: Bills sign right guard Brian Winters | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills reportedly add a possible starter on the offensive line with the signing of guard Brian Winters.

Guard Brian Winters joins Buffalo Bills on one-year deal after Jets release - ESPN.com
Brian Winters has agreed to a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills just one day after he was released by the Jets, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Buffalo Bills sign former Jets guard Brian Winters just 1 day after he was released (Report) - newyorkupstate.com
Winters started nine games for the Jets last season and was released last week after spending eight seasons in New York.

4 things to know about new Buffalo Bills G Brian Winters - newyorkupstate.com
Winters joins the Bills after being released by the Jets on Sunday.

Bills roster in-depth: Offensive line | WGR 550 SportsRadio
An in-depth look at the Buffalo Bills’ offensive line as training camp begins.

Jordan Poyer: Playoff loss to Houston only motivation Bills need | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Big things are expected of the Buffalo Bills in 2020.

Jordan Poyer thinks Bills defense can be even better - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills had one of the top defenses in the NFL in 2019, and Jordan Poyer thinks with the new additions, it can be even better this season.

Jordan Poyer: “We’re Here to Win a Championship” - BuffaloBills.com
Bills Safety Jordan Poyer meets with the media over Zoom as the Bills prepare for training camp and the 2020 season.

Bills’ Jordan Poyer gives early Josh Norman impression: Virginia workouts ‘huge for our defense’ - newyorkupstate.com
Poyer helped recruit Norman, who hosted members of Bills defense for workouts in early June.

Bills’ Josh Allen on why he’s playing this season, challenges facing team - newyorkupstate.com
Josh Allen is treating every practice rep like a game rep in shortened training camp to prepare for season.

Josh Allen: “Great Opportunity to Give this Nation Hope” - BuffaloBills.com
“Bills QB Josh Allen spoke to the media on Monday, August 3rd. Topics included: confidence in safety protocols, why he decided to opt-in this season, and adjusting to the new challenges of being a leader during these unprecedented circumstances.”

6 things we learned from Josh Allen and Jordan Poyer about Bills training camp - BuffaloBills.com
Quarterback Josh Allen and safety Jordan Poyer addressed the media on Monday. Both players explained why they are excited to be back in the building and prepare for the 2020 season.

Buffalo Bills practice squad 2020: New rules, protected players & upside during coronavirus - newyorkupstate.com
Get some of the important details on the changes to NFL practice squads in 2020.

Bills training camp questions: Who will win the punter job? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Corey Bojorquez will enter the season as the incumbent, but shouldn’t take that as any guarantee he’ll be on the roster come Sept. 13 when the regular season opens.

3 Buffalo Bills who benefit most from E.J. Gaines opting out - newyorkupstate.com
These Buffalo Bills saw their roster odds improve after Gaines opted out on the 2020 season.

Should Buffalo Bills re-name stadium after Marv Levy? Fans have started petition - newyorkupstate.com
Levi turned 95 today and the Bills are working on ending agreement with New Era for stadium naming rights.

Try this one, Bills fans: The Marv | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The stadium in Orchard Park is currently without a name as the Bills and New Era work toward severing the apparel company’s naming rights agreement.

Sorry, Bills Mafia, Raiders say no fans at games in Vegas this season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
One of the most anticipated road trips for Bills fans this season has potentially been canceled, at least if those fans were planning to attend the games.

Untold stories from Marshawn Lynch’s three-plus years with the Buffalo Bills – The Athletic
“I’m not going to let you walk away from this conversation with the wrong picture of my teammate.” (Subscription required).

Chris Brown named full-time host of ‘One Bills Live’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Chris Brown has been named the new host of “One Bills Live,” the show announced.

Can pro sports come back amid a second COVID-19 wave? - Democrat & Chronicle
For pro sports leagues, take a look at what went right, what went wrong and how they will try to bounce back amid a potential second wave.

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Buffalo Bills welcome back all 81 players to One Bills Drive today - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are back!

Buffalo Bills’ Brandon Beane explains 2020 practice squad procedure changes related to COVID-19 - Buffalo Rumblings
The NFL has implemented changes to the practice squads in 2020 related directly to the coronavirus pandemic.

Buffalo Bills sign free agent former New York Jets OG Brian Winters, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
A former New York Jets starter is added to the roster.

Buffalo Bills mailbag Q&A: Protected practice squad, Brian Winters & Cody Ford - Buffalo Rumblings
Discussing the new practice squad rules, the signing of Brian Winters and what it means for Cody Ford in the short and long-term, COVID-19 testing and its affect on roster moves, and more.

Transcript: Buffalo Bills’ Brandon Beane, Sean McDermott field questions before training camp opens - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are back today.

AFC East 2020 season opt-out list - Buffalo Rumblings
As part of the NFL’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, players were allowed to opt out of the 2020 season.

Buffalo Bills opponent preview: New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
How have the Jets changed this offseason?

AFC East Roundup: Biggest training camp questions - Buffalo Rumblings
What question is each team facing heading into camp?

Circling the Wagons: Buffalo Bills training camp primer w/ Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic - Buffalo Rumblings
Let’s get ready for everything Training Camp with Joe B!

91 Bills scouting reports in 91 days: offensive lineman Cody Ford - Buffalo Rumblings
The right tackle could find himself at a new position this season.