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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/15: Milano and Edmunds injury updates

Plus, more of what we liked and didn’t like from Buffalo’s season-opening win over the Jets.

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we hear from head coach Sean McDermott with updates on the injuries suffered to Buffalo’s starting linebackers, Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano. McDermott said both of Buffalo’s linebackers are “day-to-day” and that their injuries don’t appear to be long term, which is good news for Bills fans.

We also take a look at Buffalo’s season-opening 27-17 win over the New York Jets, handing out positional grades for where the Bills excelled (the defensive backs and wide receivers) and where there was room for improvement (running backs and special teams). We do a deep dive into the good and bad from quarterback Josh Allen’s first career 300-yard passing game, highlight a successful Bills debut for wide receiver Stefon Diggs, discuss the performance of Buffalo’s deep and talented defensive line, analyze what the snap counts tell about the Bills’ plans for right guard (Cody Ford) and right tackle (Daryl Williams), and much more!

Bills linebacker injuries don’t appear to be long term, Sean McDermott says | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Injured Bills linebackers Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano, Tyrel Dodson and Del’Shawn Phillips will be considered “day to day,” head coach Sean McDermott said Monday.

Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano considered day-to-day - WGR 550
Looks like the Bills escaped long-term injuries for starting linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds, who both left Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Bills’ Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano ‘day-to-day’ after suffering injuries vs. Jets -
Sean McDermott updated the status of injuries to team’s starting linebackers Monday.

Bills injuries: Milano, Edmunds would be key losses - Democrat & Chronicle
McDermott provides little news on status of Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds

Week 1 position grades: Bills’ pass defense picks up where it left off | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Here’s a position-by-position grading of the Bills’ game on a scale of 0 to 5, based on video review.

Jim Kubiak: Inside the plays that defined good and bad of Bills QB Josh Allen against Jets | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Starting his third season, Allen continued to show growth as he demonstrated patience as a passer with answers to the blitz, but he also continued his somewhat reckless nature when rushing with the football.

Josh Allen passes his first test - WGR 550
Amidst raised expectations for the 2020 Buffalo Bills, the biggest question was how Josh Allen would look in Year 3 with the best talent around him on offense to this point of his young career.

Early returns exciting for Josh Allen in Bills’ revamped passing game - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
With Allen throwing 46 times, often from four-receiver formations, Buffalo’s attack looked nothing like its offense from the past two seasons.

Josh Allen was Bills offense vs. Jets; Stefon Diggs enjoyed the show -
Diggs: “You want to go hard for this guy, because he’s damn sure gonna go hard for you.”

Seven observations from Bills win: Josh Allen’s career day could’ve been bigger – The Athletic
Not only did Allen help the Bills establish an identity in their Week 1 win over the Jets, but he also became their identity. (Subscription required).

Bills see some of Josh Allen’s best, but their decisions flirt with the worst – The Athletic
No good can come if the Bills keep ramming their fumbling quarterback into traffic even while up by three scores. (Subscription required).

‘Major energy all day!’: Tracking Stefon Diggs’ every move in Bills’ opener – The Athletic
Diggs caught eight of his nine targets for 86 yards, and his impact on the Bills was felt as much on the sideline in the win. (Subscription required).

Bills’ Stefon Diggs as good as advertised vs. Jets: 7 reasons to be encouraged, 2 reasons to be worried -
Stefon Diggs really helped open things up for Josh Allen in his debut.

McDermott on Allen running: “It’s got to be a good balance” - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott was asked how much quarterback Josh Allen should run each game after Allen ran 14 times for 57 yards and two touchdowns but also fumbled twice.

What we learned from Bills’ snap counts in Week 1 win | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
It was the Dawson Knox show at tight end.

Bills Today | Heavy rotation for the defensive line -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Sean McDermott, Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier break down the Bills-Jets game -
Head coach Sean McDermott provided injury updates on his linebackers and the coordinators assessed their respective units after the Week 1 victory.

5 takeaways from Bills’ Monday media availability | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Buffalo Bills got a four-pack of good news Monday.

Contract details are out: Tre White to get $37 million over next two years | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills are giving White a series of bonuses and guarantees over the early portion of the deal, as opposed to a giant bonus upon signing.

Eric Wood | 10 opinions on the Bills 1-0 start to the 2020 season -
Team analyst and former Bills center Eric Wood shares his observations on Buffalo's Week 1 victory.

Leslie Frazier: “Count on Guys to Step In” -
Defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier discussed “facing a running quarterback, which backups can step in, and how impressive the tackling was in Week 1.”

Brian Daboll: “A Lot to Work and Improve On” -
Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll discussed “how much QB Josh Allen ran in Week 1, the importance of starting field position, and how the addition of WR Stefon Diggs helped the offense.”

Sean McDermott: “Continue to Evolve and Grow” -
Sean McDermott discussed “establishing the passing game, the fine line of running the ball with your quarterback, and an injury update.”

A.J. Epenesa’s dad celebrates Bills’ Week 1 win over Jets with slam through table (video) -
It’s easy to see where A.J. gets some of his athleticism from based on this video.

Bills bring in seven players for tryouts, six who have been with upcoming opponents | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
The Bills had seven players listed on Monday’s daily tryout list released by the NFL. The group was five defensive backs and two defensive tackles.

Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for Dolphins against Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Ryan Fitzpatrick remains the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Bills, head coach Brian Flores told reporters Monday.

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Tre’Davious White contract details: Outstanding deal for the Buffalo Bills cornerback - Buffalo Rumblings
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