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Buffalo Bills Links, 5/18: Making sense of the logjam at DE

Plus, learn why rookie safety Damar Hamlin has a great chance to make an immediate impact in 2021.

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The Buffalo Bills have brought in talent to boost their defensive line by drafting Gregory Rousseau and Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr. with their first- and second-round draft picks. But they now have a logjam at the position with nine defensive ends on the roster.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we look ahead to some of the difficult decisions general manager Brandon Beane is going to have to make with all of the talent at defensive end.

We also discuss what lessons we can learn from the recently concluded rookie minicamp, get to know Joe Giles-Harris, Buffalo’s newest linebacker, project how the Bills will fare now that the exact schedule is out, study film on seventh-round draft pick Jack Anderson, discuss why safety Damar Hamlin has a terrific opportunity to both make the roster and make an immediate impact in 2021, and more!


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Making sense of who’s in and who could be cut at DE

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Odds and ends

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