After drafting edge rushers Greg Rousseau and Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr. to go with veterans Jerry Hughes, Mario Addison, Ed Oliver, A.J. Epenesa, Vernon Butler, Harrison Phillips, Star Lotulelei and more, the Buffalo Bills definitely have talent along the defensive line.
But in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine how the defensive line is seeking to become more consistent and effective with its play in 2021, and how the competition for roster spots and playing time is going to be intense for the Bills this year.
We also address whether the Bills should consider signing a free-agent cornerback to push incumbent starter Levi Wallace at CB2, discuss the latest on the trade rumors involving Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, learn how running back Devin Singletary is banking on an offseason workout plan to improve his on-field performance, speculate on how many quarterbacks the Bills will keep on the 53-man roster, explore how Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and Buffalo’s wide receiver room can be even better in 2021, and more!
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Defensive line seeking consistency
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“The Buffalo Bills, like many other NFL teams, have developed their own version of bullpenning with the way they liberally rotate defensive linemen,” writes Sal Maiorana.
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“The third-year defensive tackle’s play slipped last season, after Star Lotulelei opted out due to COVID-19 concerns,” writes Nick Fierro.
Devin Singletary hopes his offseason workout plan pays off
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"Noise is noise," Singletary said. "I don't pay attention to it. There's always going to be noise if you do good, if you do bad. That's just what it is."
Should the Bills keep four quarterbacks on the roster?
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Will Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky, Davis Webb and Jake Fromm all find a roster spot on the Bills for the upcoming season?
How the wide receivers can be even better in 2021
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Can the Buffalo Bills' wide receivers trump their 2020 achievements in 2021? You bet.
Checking in on the rest of the AFC East
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Odds and ends
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