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Buffalo Bills Links, 5/31: Remembering Bob Kalsu on Memorial Day

Plus, how the Bills can make roster moves this week to gain salary-cap relief.

As our nation commemorates Memorial Day and remembers those heroes who sacrificed their lives in defense of our freedom, today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links remembers the life of former Bills offensive lineman Bob Kalsu, the only NFL player to be killed during the Vietnam War.

We also discuss the news that the NFL’s salary cap is expected to spike in 2022, just in time for a potential extension for QB Josh Allen.

We run through the expectations for wide receiver Stefon Diggs entering his second season in Buffalo, hear why Allen feels newly signed wideout Emmanuel Sanders will flourish with the Bills, discover how second-year defensive end A.J. Epenesa is ready to become a consistent contributor to the defensive line, analyze why Buffalo has one of the NFL’s easiest opening and closing schedules, learn how the Bills can gain some salary-cap relief by making a few roster moves this week, and more!

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Remembering Bob Kalsu

All of us owe former Sooner, Vietnam vet Bob Kalsu a moment | Local News |
In 2000, Tulsa World Sports Columnist Dave Sittler wrote this tribute to the former Sooner great and the only NFL player killed in Vietnam.

A.J. Epenesa ready to become consistent contributor

After up-and-down rookie season with Bills, A.J. Epenesa ready to compete | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane say they were encouraged by the progress Epenesa showed after a slow start,” writes Vic Carucci.

Josh Allen excited for Emmanuel Sanders to flourish with Buffalo

Josh Allen explains why Emmanuel Sanders could flourish in Bills offense -
Allen prioritized in-breaking route concepts this offseason and Sanders could help him improve in 2021.

Bills have one of NFL’s easiest opening and closing stretches

Bills’ 2021 schedule among easiest in NFL in first, last months of regular season | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Buffalo has the third-easiest start to the season, behind only the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers, using the projected win totals by Vegas oddsmakers.

How the Bills can make roster moves to gain salary-cap relief

Could the Bills create some major salary cap relief this week? - Sports Illustrated Buffalo Bills News, Analysis and More
The Bills can create necessary salary cap space this week with contract adjustments or trades.

Odds and ends

With nothing but love for Buffalo, ex-Bill Stevie Johnson brings football camp here | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
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GMFB | Dion Dawkins on what the Bills have to prove in 2021 + more -
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