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Buffalo Bills Links, 4/11: Josh Allen talks contract extension, future in Buffalo

Plus, the NFL finally admits it made a costly mistake in the 2019 AFC Wild Card game.

Quarterback Josh Allen enjoyed an MVP-caliber season in 2020, leading the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC East title since 1995 en route to an appearance in the AFC Championship. In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, as Allen enters his fourth year as Buffalo’s starting QB, we hear Allen’s thoughts on his much-anticipated long-term contract extension and how he sees his future in Buffalo playing out.

With the NFL Draft fast approaching, we continue to sift through mock drafts that speculate on what general manager Brandon Beane will do in the draft.

We also size up the potential offensive line prospects who could be available when the Bills pick, examine how speedy Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes would be a good fit in Buffalo’s secondary, hear the NFL admit that the crucial blindside block against Cody Ford in Buffalo’s 2019 AFC Wildcard loss to the Houston Texans should not have been a penalty, break down talented edge-rush prospects Gregory Rousseau and Azeez Ojulari, and more!


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Latest mock drafts news for Bills

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The Bills select Joe Tryon, EDGE from Washington, with their second-round pick.

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Sizing up offensive line NFL Draft prospects

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“When it comes to evaluating offensive linemen, NFL teams almost always take a three-dimensional view,” writes Vic Carucci.

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“After the Buffalo Bills recently signed Forrest Lamp to a one year deal, it’s time to rethink exactly how the team will spend their draft capital,” writes Kendall Mirsky.

Assessing speedy Georgia CB Eric Stokes

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“If Bills pick Georgia’s Eric Stokes, they’d be getting the fastest cornerback in the draft,” writes Sal Maiorana.

NFL (finally) admits blindside block on Cody Ford was wrong call

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“The National Football League seems to have flip-flopped on a disputed play that loomed large in the 2019 AFC Wild Card Round between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans,” writes Dan Mennella.

NFL officiating admits blown blindside block call in Bills’ Wild Card loss to Texans - syracuse.com
“NFL officials are finally admitting that they blew a crucial call in the Buffalo Bills’ 22-19 overtime loss to the Houston Texans,” writes Ryan Talbot.

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“League officials released a rule video Friday that reversed a controversial call that may have cost the Bills a win in the playoffs,” writes Chris Cwik.

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“The NFL’s growing dysfunction was perhaps never more evident than on Saturday, when the league finally admitted that a crucial penalty called against Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cody Ford in January of 2020 was wrong,” writes Nick Fierro.

Odds and ends

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“The draft drama for Bills fans at the tight end position will focus on University of Florida star Kyle Pitts,” writes Mark Gaughan.