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Buffalo Bills Links, 5/10: Way-too-early 53-man roster projections

Plus, despite not having much cap room, the Bills have the ability to give QB Josh Allen a contract extension.

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With the 2021 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links takes a look at predicting the way-too-early 53-man roster projections for this fall.

The Bills have plenty of talent up and down the roster, and competition is going to be stiff to make the team. We examine which wide receivers, offensive and defensive linemen could be on the outside looking in for the 2021 season.

We also discuss how, despite being tight against the salary cap this year, the Bills do possess the cap room to hand out a lucrative contract extension to quarterback Josh Allen. We learn about how Buffalo’s director of player personnel Dan Morgan is leaving the Bills to become the Carolina Panthers’ assistant general manager, see where the Bills fall on assorted post-draft power rankings, dive into the Bills’ draft class to see who will provide the greatest value, and more!

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Additional Bills news from around the web

A way-too-early look at who could make the 53-man roster

53-man roster projection: Tough cuts coming along offensive, defensive lines | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Here is The Buffalo News’ first 53-man projection of the offseason, predicting what the opening-day roster may look like.

Bills 53-man roster projection: A way, way too early look at what the team may look like in 2021 – The Athletic
“The team added a rookie class of eight new players, but how many can they afford to keep on the active roster in 2021?,” writes Joe Buscaglia. (Subscription required).

The Bills have cap space to give QB Josh Allen a lucrative extension

Despite tight salary caps, Bills have room for big Josh Allen extension | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Mark Gaughan breaks down the many variables in terms of length of the deal and the structure for an extension to happen.

Director of Player Personnel Dan Morgan leaving Buffalo for Carolina

Dan Morgan leaving Bills to become Panthers' assistant general manager | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Morgan spent just more than three years with the Bills, having come to the team in May 2018.

Dan Morgan leaves Bills for Panthers Assistant GM job -
The former Panthers linebacker reunited with Scott Fitterer in Carolina.

Panthers hire Dan Morgan as assistant general manager - WGR 550
“The Carolina Panthers have hired Buffalo Bills’ Director of Player Personnel, Dan Morgan for their assistant general manager position, the team announced on Saturday,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Post-draft power rankings

NFL power rankings, post-draft edition: Bills in Super Bowl mix, a Packers mess ... and Browns ahead of Patriots – The Athletic
Free agency, the draft and leadership changes give teams like the Chargers, Falcons and even the Jaguars some upside. (Subscription required).

NFL power rankings: Where all 32 teams stand after NFL Draft - New York Post.
Where do the Buffalo Bills come in on the Post’s Ryan Dunleavy’s ranking of all 32 teams following a lot of action in the NFL offseason?

Re-visiting Buffalo’s draft class to see who will give the Bills great value

Bills Mailbag: Which of Brandon Beane's draft picks will provide the best value? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Welcome to the first post-draft edition of the Bills Mailbag,” writes Jay Skurski.

What can undrafted free agent Olaijah Griffin bring to the cornerbacks?

Can UDFA Olaijah Griffin Earn Starting Opportunity with Buffalo Bills? - Sports Illustrated
“Buffalo tends to be a solid spot for UDFA....” writes Claudette Montana Pattison.