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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/9: TE Dawson Knox “ready to make a big leap”

Plus, why now is the time to extend GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we hear from second-year tight end Dawson Knox, who is “ready to make a big leap” forward with his play and is intent on becoming both a better blocker and a more consistent receiver entering 2020. We also learn how Buffalo starting quarterback Josh Allen and San Francisco 49ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle helped Knox grow and develop during the offseason.

We assess why the time is right for Buffalo’s ownership to extend general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, hear how linebacker Matt Milano isn’t sweating the status of his contract extension and why he “wouldn’t want to be anywhere else” long-term, address how All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White and talented wide receiver Stefon Diggs can make each other better, break down the impact Diggs will have on the offense, and much more!

Dawson Knox: “Ready to Make a Big Leap”
TE Dawson Knox discusses bringing more consistency into his game, what he’s learned from Stefon Diggs, the importance of the offense getting together during the offseason, and why he wants to become a better blocker.

How Josh Allen, George Kittle helped Buffalo Bills’ Dawson Knox grow this offseason -
Knox worked out with the 49ers tight end this offseason.

Bills fans’ guide to contract extensions: Now is the time for the current regime – The Athletic
For the first time since the last of its Super Bowl architects moved on decades ago, Buffalo has a coach-GM combination fans want to keep. (Subscription required).

LB Matt Milano hoping to stay with the Buffalo Bills - Democrat & Chronicle
The linebacker is not sweating the status of his contract extension, says he “wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Bills’ Matt Milano not concerned with contract extension, but wants to stay in Buffalo | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Milano is entering the final year of his rookie contract and rates among the Bills’ top candidates in line to receive an extension.

Bills Mailbag: How Tre'Davious White and Stefon Diggs can make each other better | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Without preseason games, Jay Skurski expects "teams to scrimmage more often to try to simulate game situations."

6 things we learned from RB Devin Singletary and CB Josh Norman about Bills training camp -
Devin Singletary and Josh Norman discuss their mindset heading into the 2020 season and thoughts on new additions to the team.

Sabres and Bills legends face unexpected end to paid ambassador roles – The Athletic
Thurman Thomas, Darryl Talley and Gilbert Perreault were among the former Bills and Sabres to find out that their personal services contract with the team would not be renewed. (Subscription required).

Ex-Bills DT Justin Bannan enters plea in attempted murder case | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Justin Bannan, who played defensive tackle for four seasons with the Bills, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday in connection to a shooting last October in Colorado.

Why this Bills fan got a tattoo of Andre Reed during the Covid-19 pandemic | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The tattoo of Andre Reed on Cliff Tremblay’s leg joins the ones he already has of Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith.

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Matt Milano wants to stay with Buffalo Bills, not sweating contract extension - Buffalo Rumblings
Linebacker Matt Milano is set to become a free agent after the 2020 season. His high level of play, particularly in coverage, has likely earned him a large contract in Buffalo and Milano told the media he wants to stay with the Bills.

91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: wide receiver Stefon Diggs - Buffalo Rumblings
Josh Allen’s newest weapon is a true number-one receiver.

Buffalo Bills opponent preview: New England Patriots - Buffalo Rumblings
Just note that the opt out have changed a few answers here.

Buffalo Bills QB Jake Fromm on racist text messages: “That’s not who I am” - Buffalo Rumblings
Text messages surfaced from Jake Fromm to an acquaintance that contained several hot-button issues. Guns and gun control, racist labeling, and elitist thinking were among the topics covered.

91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: guard Brian Winters - Buffalo Rumblings
The former New York Jets starter is a big depth signing for the Bills.

The Buff Hub: Why Josh Allen will not stay average in 2020 - Buffalo Rumblings
Steve likes Allen’s chances to take another step forward in 2020.