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Buffalo Bills Links, 2/23: Will Bills add to tight end room?

Plus, a look at the state of Buffalo’s defensive tackles and specialists.

Dawson Knox, Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith combined to catch only 42 passes for 442 yards in 2020 as the Buffalo Bills tight ends ranked 29th in the NFL in total receptions.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine why bolstering the tight end room should be a priority for general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott. We analyze Knox’s 2020 campaign to see what he does well and where he can improve in 2021, offer up a group of veterans the Bills could sign to improve the tight end position, discuss whether the team should bring back veteran Lee Smith, and run through eight potential college standouts the Bills could draft to upgrade at tight end.

We also analyze the state of the defensive tackles and the special teams, give Bills fans five college linebackers to keep an eye on as potential fits for Buffalo, get the latest news on the pursuit of free-agent defensive end J.J. Watt, learn how the Bills were among the healthiest teams in 2020, and much more!

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