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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/4: Takeaways from OTAs

Plus, why LB Tremaine Edmunds is expected to have a big season.

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we offer up observations from OTAs, check in to see who reported to One Bills Drive and who was still missing, and why cornerback Dane Jackson, edge rusher Greg Rousseau and linebacker Tyrell Adams were turning heads with their performances.

We also hear why at least one national columnist feels big things are in store this year for linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, discuss why offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and the Bills might not be believers in the “featured workhorse” theory at running back, examine how quarterback Josh Allen can raise his game following his MVP-caliber season, learn why left tackle Dion Dawkins knows he still has room to improve his game, and much more!

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Observations from OTAs

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“The new Bills’ No. 2 quarterback, signed as a free agent from Chicago to upgrade the spot behind Josh Allen, enjoyed an accurate day,” writes Mark Gaughan.

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“While seven players were still absent from Wednesday’s session of organized team activities in Orchard Park, three notable players were back on the field for the Buffalo Bills after not being present for last week’s media-available session,” writes Sal Capaccio.

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Expert predicts big things from LB Tremaine Edmunds

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Raising the bar for MVP candidate Josh Allen

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Entering a crucial season on the field and with his contract, Buffalo's quarterback is focused on sharpening his game following a breakout Year 3.

Dion Dawkins knows he can get even better

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“Dawkins finished 21st in Pro Football Focus’ ranking of offensive tackles in 2020,” writes Jay Skurski.

Odds and ends

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