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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/8: Bills holding training camp in Orchard Park

Plus, why tight end Dawson Knox is ready to break out.

For the second straight year, the Buffalo Bills will hold their training camp at the team’s practice facility in Orchard Park, NY instead of their normal location at St. John Fisher College in the Rochester, NY suburb of Pittsford, which has been the team’s training camp home since 2000.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we break down the news that Buffalo won’t hold its training camp at St. John Fisher “due to the complexities of the NFL’s current COVID-19 health protocols,” according to a statement released by the team. We also discuss what this means for the future of the Bills’ training camp, as the team’s agreement with St. John Fisher College has come to an end.

We speculate on which Bills veterans could see their roster spots claimed by members of the 2021 NFL Draft class, hear from tight end Dawson Knox on why he is ready to break out in his third year as Buffalo’s starter, learn why linebacker Matt Milano opted to re-sign with the Bills instead of pursuing a potentially more lucrative deal in free agency, and much more!


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Additional Bills news from around the web

Bills not coming to St. John Fisher College for training camp

Buffalo Bills to host training camp at Orchard Park headquarters for second straight summer | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Training camp is scheduled to begin July 27.

Why the Bills are staying home for training camp again in 2021 – The Athletic
The team announced Monday it would be conducting camp at its facility in Orchard Park for the second straight season. (Subscription required).

Bills training camp will be held at the team facility and not at St. John Fisher - Democrat & Chronicle
For the second consecutive summer, COVID-19 protocols forced the team to relocate training camp to its practice facility in Orchard Park.

Bills plan to stay home in Orchard Park for training camp - newyorkupstate.com
Complexities due to COVID-19 protocols mean no St. John Fisher again this summer.

Bills to hold training camp in Orchard Park - WGR 550
“For the second year in a row, the Buffalo Bills will not be holding training camp at St. John Fisher College in Rochester,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Bills announce training camp location for 2021 - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills will train in Orchard Park for the second consecutive season.

Bills GM Brandon Beane on training camp decision, tough vaccination conversations - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills will hold training camp in Orchard Park for second straight season.

Brandon Beane: “We Tried to Make it Work at St John Fisher” - BuffaloBills.com
Bills general manager Brandon Beane discusses the decision to have training camp at One Bills Drive rather than Saint John Fisher College in Pittsford.

Dawson Knox determined to break through in 2021

Vic Carucci: Dawson Knox determined to be 'that weapon' Bills want at tight end | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Though there remains plenty of buzz the Bills will eventually trade for disgruntled Philadelphia Eagles standout tight end Zach Ertz, Knox remains the team’s No. 1 player at the position at least for now,” writes Vic Carucci.

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Knox has also spent 1-on-1 time with Josh Allen and will work with Travis Kelce & George Kittle this summer.

Bills Today | Dawson Knox is striving to reach his potential - BuffaloBills.com
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Why Matt Milano opted to return to Buffalo

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Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and agent Joel Segal provide exclusive insight into Matt Milano’s re-signing from their own perspectives, but also described a very honest and respectful relationship that helped make it happen.

Buffalo Bills saw impressive turnout for week two of OTAs

Bills OTA attendance stellar, despite push back from NFLPA | wgrz.com
The NFL Players’ Association is pushing back on offseason activities, but the Bills are showing up in Orchard Park for Organized Team Activities.

Odds and ends

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