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Buffalo Bills Links, 5/29: How Josh Allen can get even better

Plus, should Buffalo be worried about Star Lotulelei’s absence?

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Quarterback Josh Allen guided the Buffalo Bills to a 13-3 record, the AFC East title and an appearance in the AFC Championship, enjoying an MVP-caliber season in the process. In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine whether Allen can build upon the successes of last season and how he can get even better this year.

We also learn more about the contract extension the Bills came to with long snapper Reid Ferguson, which will keep him in Buffalo for three more years. We discuss the new COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated NFL players and team personnel, explore whether the Bills should pursue Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones via trade, hear from Harrison Phillips and Tremaine Edmunds as they prepare to embark on a crucial season for Buffalo, speculate on whether the Bills should be concerned by Star Lotulelei’s absence from OTA’s, and more!

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Buffalo Bills sign Reid Ferguson to three-year contract extension - Buffalo Rumblings
The long snapper is here to stay.

New COVID-19 protocols released for fully vaccinated NFL players, team personnel - Buffalo Rumblings
Just like the rest of the country, the NFL is relaxing restrictions on people who are fully vaccinated. New protocols were announced on Wednesday in a joint statement from the NFL and NFLPA.

Billieve Podcast: Should the Bills trade for WR Julio Jones? - Buffalo Rumblings
The cost would be steep. Is it worth it to bring in the future Hall of Famer?

90 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 90 days: linebacker Andre Smith - Buffalo Rumblings
The youngster was a special teams mainstay in 2020.

Plays that defined 2020: Week 10—Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals - Buffalo Rumblings
Can’t imagine this’ll be anything other than a tight race between multiple plays. Yep.

Buffalo Bills announce roster swap at wide receiver, adding WR Lance Lenoir - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have signed wide receiver Lance Lenoir and released 2021 UDFA signing Tre Walker.

Additional Bills news from around the web

Can Josh Allen get even better?

Josh Allen was NFL MVP runner-up. Can he improve to another level? - Democrat & Chronicle
Expectations are high for Allen heading into 2021.

Bills, long snapper Reid Ferguson agree to contract extension

Bills sign long snapper Reid Ferguson to three-year contract extension | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“He is the second-longest tenured player on the Bills’ roster, behind only defensive end Jerry Hughes,” writes Jay Skurski.

Buffalo Bills re-sign Reid Ferguson to 3-year extension -
Ferguson has been Buffalo’s long snapper since 2016.

Bills sign Reid Ferguson to three-year extension - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills signed long snapper Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract extension, locking him up through the 2024 season.

Buffalo Bills sign long-snapper Reid Ferguson to 3-year extension - Buffalo Bills Blog
“The Buffalo Bills signed long-snapper Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract extension on Friday.”

Bills sign Reid Ferguson to a three-year extension -
A key member of the Bills special teams unit is now under contract until 2024.

Harrison Phillips, Tremaine Edmunds ready for crucial season

Harrison Phillips feeling like himself again as critical season approaches | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Phillips is heading into the final season of his rookie contract and has work to do if he wants a new deal with the Bills,” writes Jay Skurski.

Tremaine Edmunds says Bills are 'on a mission' entering 2021 season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“I'm a guy that – I always want to get better. So I’m never going to think that I’m at my full potential. There's always some room to grow,” said Edmunds.

Should Buffalo be worried about Star Lotulelei’s absence?

Bills Mailbag: How concerning is Star Lotulelei’s absence from OTAs? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Star Lotulelei, player vaccinations and the salary cap kick off this week’s mailbag.

Josh Allen's extension, Star Lotulelei's absence and OTA questions in our latest Bills mailbag – The Athletic
“Plus, we talk duck-sized horses, color-coded spreadsheets, and a fan seeks some advice for his first visit to December(!)” (Subscription required).

Odds and ends

How Buffalo Bills’ coaching continuity can lead them back to the playoffs - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Head coach Sean McDermott and his coordinators, Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier, are entering their fourth season together—a rarity in today’s NFL.

Bills Today | NFL analyst assesses Buffalo’s chances of winning the AFC East in 2021 -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Friday, May 28.