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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/8: Beane—”Bills not on track until AFC East is won”

Plus. Beane discusses why DE Trent Murphy and QB Jake Fromm made the roster

After making the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, and with a competitive and balanced roster top-to-bottom, most Buffalo Bills fans feel the franchise is heading in the right direction. But in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we hear how, until the Bills win their first AFC East title since the 1995 season, general manager Brandon Beane won’t categorize the Bills as being “on track.” Beane also discussed his rationale for keeping defensive end Trent Murphy and rookie quarterback Jake Fromm on the 53-man roster.

We also explore free-agent running back Lamar Miller’s visit with the Bills, discuss why, despite having other suitors, returner/wide receiver Andre Roberts opted to return to Buffalo, break down Buffalo’s initial 17-man practice squad roster, hear from All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White on why he chose to sign a contract extension with the Bills, analyze Buffalo’s salary cap situation following cut-down day, and much more!

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane says goal is to win AFC East - Buffalo Bills blog
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane says his goal is to win AFC East this season, something the Bills haven’t done since 1995.

Bills GM Brandon Beane: ‘Until we win the AFC East, I’m not going to say we’re on track’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills general manager Brandon Beane addressed a number of topics in a session with reporters Monday morning.

Bills GM Brandon Beane provides insight into 53-man roster decisions: Trent Murphy, Jake Fromm explained -
Murphy not making the Bills was more of a media/fan thing, Beane said.

Bills GM Brandon Beane can’t give up on Jake Fromm - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo’s GM said he couldn’t just give up on fifth-round pick Jake Fromm

10 Bills takeaways: Isaiah Hodgins’ shoulder injury may require surgery | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Bills GM Brandon Beane said the team continues to hope that fans will at some point be allowed into Bills Stadium for games this season.

Column: For now, just having a Bills season will have to be good enough | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
As the NFL season begins, Bills fans will keenly miss the stadium experience, the sense of community that comes from roaring in unison to show their passionate support for their Bills. But at least there will be a season.

Running back Lamar Miller visiting Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Running back Lamar Miller is visiting the Bills, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.

Bills to host running back Lamar Miller for a visit - WGR 550
After Lamar Miller was unexpectedly cut by the New England Patriots the running back is now talking with their AFC rival. Bills general manager Brandon Beane confirmed that the plan was to host Miller for a visit.

Lamar Miller: Buffalo Bills hosting RB on visit -
The Bills are hosting the recently released running back on a free-agent visit.

Andre Roberts: Re-signs with Buffalo Bills despite interest from at least 3 teams -
Roberts remained loyal to Buffalo.

53 thoughts on 53 players on Bills’ roster | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
With the Bills’ initial 53-man roster set, here are brief thoughts on each player who made the roster.

Bills sign 17 players to initial practice squad - Democrat & Chronicle
All of the signees were part of Buffalo’s training camp before being cut.

Bills build their initial practice squad; more moves likely to follow | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
With only Vincent Taylor being claimed on waivers, the Bills should be able to build their practice squad with the players whom they want to retain from among their cuts.

Bills Today | How players plan to make a difference in Week 1 -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Bills, Jets taking different approaches in QB building - WGR 550
Josh Allen continues to benefit from the Bills’ front office surrounding him with the kind of talent on offense that New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has never had.

5 things we learned from Tre’Davious White’s contract extension -
Tre’Davious White talks about why he’s happy to stay in Buffalo for the foreseeable future and his hopes for Buffalo this season.

Tre'Davious White: "I Can Change A Lot of Lives" -
CB Tre'Davious White discusses signing his new contract, taking care of his family, and playing the New York Jets Week 1.

What Dawson Knox and Jerry Hughes said about the Bills heading into Week 1 -
As the Bills prepare for the start of the 2020 season, Dawson Knox and Jerry Hughes share their thoughts on Week 1.

Jerry Hughes: “Excited for This Challenge” -
Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes discussed his reaction to cornerback Tre’Davious White’s new contract, why Bills players are working with the City of Buffalo to bring WiFi to students and families in the city, what it will take for the Bills to have the top defense, and more.

Bills host three kickers for tryouts | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Ramiz Ahmed, Matthew McCrane and Tristian Vizcaino took part in the session.

Legends believe these Bills will return to the winning ways of the 90s -
Bills legends share why they’re excited to watch the 2020 Bills—who have a chance to win the team’s first division title since 1995.

Ryan Fitzpatrick to open season as Dolphins’ starting quarterback | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Former Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will open the season as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback, with first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa serving as the backup.

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Vincent Taylor claimed on waivers as Buffalo Bills pass on other waived players - Buffalo Rumblings
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Buffalo Bills bring back Dean Marlowe and Andre Roberts after brief separation - Buffalo Rumblings
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