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Buffalo Bills Links, 3/15: Jon Feliciano coming back

Plus, before free agency begins, the Bills have already won.

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we break down the news that general manager Brandon Beane has re-signed his third key internal free agent (guard/center Jon Feliciano) before free agency begins.

We break down Feliciano’s three-year contract extension—a deal that can be worth up to $17 million—and analyze the state of the offensive line for 2021. This move means that, heading into free agency, Beane found a way to bring back Feliciano, starting right tackle Daryl Williams, and starting inside linebacker Matt Milano, and we hear from NFL experts who declare the Bills as winners before free agency gets started.

We dive into how Buffalo has changed from a free-agent wasteland to a desirable destination and learn what the Bills are doing to attract free agents. We also predict what moves the Bills will make once free agency starts, identify some bargains Buffalo can go after to plug its remaining holes, see how the deals with Feliciano, Milano and Williams will impact what Buffalo does in the NFL Draft, and more!


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Additional Bills news from the web

Bills, G/C Jon Feliciano agree to contract extension

Bills 3-for-3 on key free agents as Jon Feliciano returns - Democrat & Chronicle
“Brandon Beane does it again as the Bills GM re-signs free agent Jon Feliciano,” writes Sal Maiorana.

Bills re-sign Jon Feliciano: Latest free agency news, grades and analysis – The Athletic
“Here are the latest details on what the Bills have done, where the salary cap stands and what the moves mean to the big picture of the team’s 2021 plans,” writes Matthew Fairburn and Joe Buscaglia. (Subscription required).

Source: Buffalo Bills re-sign guard Jon Feliciano to 3-year deal - newyorkupstate.com
The deal is worth $17 million over the next three seasons.

Bills re-sign guard Jon Feliciano - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a new three-year contract with offensive lineman Jon Feliciano, the team announced on Sunday,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Bills agree to terms with Jon Feliciano on a contract extension - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills and offensive lineman Jon Feliciano have agreed to a three-year extension.

Buffalo making splashes before free agency begins

Free agency hasn’t started and Bills are already winners with Feliciano, Milano and Williams | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“The Bills have succeeded in keeping all three of their most important pending free agents,” writes Vic Carucci.

NFL free agency: Grades for every big signing and trade of 2021 - ESPN.com
Green Bay brought back top runner Aaron Jones. The Bills retained two key free agents.

From wasteland to wonderland: How the Bills are attracting free agents | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I think the pros outweigh the cons in Buffalo right now,” safety Micah Hyde told The Buffalo News.

Report: Salary cuts for Mario Addison, Vernon Butler save Bills nearly $4 million | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
There are incentives built into the agreements that could help them earn some of that money back.

5 thoughts and a grade on Buffalo Bills re-signing RT Daryl Williams - newyorkupstate.com
Williams inked a reported three-year deal worth $24 million.

Daryl Williams: “Hard Work Has Paid Off” - BuffaloBills.com
“Bills offensive tackle Daryl Williams addresses the media following his signing of a contract extension with the team.”

What do the Bills do next?

Bills Mailbag: What does re-signing Matt Milano and Daryl Williams mean for rest of free agency? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
This week’s mailbag addresses free agency, John Brown and the 2021 draft.

The Bills will sign a running back and other bold free agency predictions – The Athletic
“From landing a nickel in the draft to letting the punter walk, we put together some bold offseason predictions for the Bills.” —Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn (Subscription required).

Bills free agency roundtable: biggest surprise and one player to watch | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Our Bills beat reporters provide their thoughts on Feliciano’s future, the one player who they want the Bills to sign and predict the biggest surprise of Bills’ free agency.”

Brian Baldinger, Michael Robinson and Marc Ross detail the Bills’ offseason priorities - BuffaloBills.com
NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger, Michael Robinson and Marc Ross detail the Buffalo Bills’ offseason priorities.

Bills free agents: Cornerback market contains some intriguing big-name veterans | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“GM Brandon Beane has favored signing veteran cornerbacks to one-year deals – something he has done in each of the last three offseasons,” writes Jay Skurski.

NFL free agency 2021: Dawuane Smoot headlines 4 Bills bargain targets - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills may not have the money for Carl Lawson, but Smoot would be a terrific consolation prize.

Taking a look at Buffalo’s free agents

What fans need to know about Buffalo's 2021 restricted and unrestricted free agents - BuffaloBills.com
Here's a list of who will potentially hit free agency starting on Wednesday.

Mock draft thoughts

Bills 2021 mock draft: How re-signing Matt Milano, Daryl Williams changes plans – The Athletic
Buffalo’s NFL draft needs are evolving, but if it wants to fortify its pass defense, there figure to be good options. (Subscription required).

NFL draft 2021: Bills’ Stefon Diggs high on Travis Etienne, potential 1st round target for Buffalo - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills are set up to take the best player available at No. 30. One potential target has captured Stefon Diggs's attention.

2021 Mock Draft Watch 4.0 - BuffaloBills.com
See who analysts project the Bills to pick at No. 30 in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Odds and ends

Erik Brady: Ontario woman who died of cancer made special connection to Bills Mafia | Columnists | buffalonews.com
“Kristin Leigh Baker quickly discovered Bills fandom as a place with no borders, where the Niagara River is not a dividing line but a shared natural wonder,” writes Erik Brady.

Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer says he’s one year sober - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills safety Jordan Poyer announced Saturday that he has reached one year of sobriety.

Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer discusses battle with alcoholism, reveals he is one year sober - WKBW
“The 29-year-old admitted that he attended three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings over the last year, and thanked his wife, his family, and his friends for their support while he was receiving help,” writes Paul Ross.