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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/15: Mandatory minicamp storylines to watch

Plus, what does a reasonable contract extension look like for Josh Allen?

Coming off a 13-3 season that saw the Buffalo Bills win their first AFC East title since 1995 and advance into the AFC Championship, expectations are sky high for the Bills heading into the 2021 season. Buffalo takes that next step towards playing meaningful games when mandatory minicamp begins on Tuesday, and in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine the top storylines for the team heading into mandatory minicamp.

Those topics include: the potential return of defensive tackle Star Lotulelei following a one-year absence after opting out of the 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns, whether the Bills should consider bringing in a veteran cornerback to push incumbent starter Levi Wallace on the outside opposite Tre’Davious White, how rookie edge rusher Greg Rousseau looks as he attempts to get back in football shape following his COVID-19 opt out, and the impact Jacob Hollister can have on the tight end position.

We also offer up a reasonable contract extension projection for starting quarterback Josh Allen, dive into the future of Bills training camp, examine where wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley rank among the top pass catching duos in the NFL, speculate on how many quarterbacks the Bills will keep on the 53-man roster this year, and more!


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Storylines heading into mandatory minicamp

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Bills set to practice on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in Orchard Park.

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“The Buffalo Bills begin their three-day mandatory minicamp this week at One Bills Drive in Orchard Park,” writes Sal Capaccio.

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“Eighteen NFL teams open their mandatory three-day minicamps this week. Ten held theirs last week, with four teams electing to cancel.”

What can the Bills expect from Star Lotulelei?

Personal coach: Star Lotulelei 'looks excited to come back' to the Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
It is expected that Lotulelei's return should help improve the Bills' run defense, which was 26th in the NFL in yards per rush allowed (4.62) in the 2020 regular season.

Where Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley rank among best pass-catching duos

Bills Today | Stefon Diggs + Cole Beasley rank here on this top pass-catching tandems list - BuffaloBills.com
Plus, why defensive end A.J. Epenesa could be poised for a breakout season.

Brian Daboll is one of the top offensive play callers in the NFL

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Plus, why second-year wideout Gabe Davis looks ready to be a fantasy football standout.

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?

Odds and ends

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