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Buffalo Bills Links, 7/2: Can Stefon Diggs be even better in year two?

Plus, how the Bills went from having one of the worst WR rooms to one of the best.

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Stefon Diggs’s first year with the Buffalo Bills exceeded expectations, as the dynamic wide receiver set the franchise’s single-season records for receptions (127) and receiving yards (1,535) during the regular season, becoming the first player in franchise history to lead the league in both receptions and yards in a season.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine what Diggs can do for an encore, and whether he can perform even better during his second year with Buffalo.

We also shine a light on Buffalo’s most underrated players, push back on Pro Football Focus’ rankings of Diggs and quarterback Josh Allen on the publication’s list of top 50 players heading into the 2021 season, and continue to run through the list of Buffalo’s worst salary cap values from 2020.

We discuss how the Bills transformed their wide receivers from one of the worst groups in the league to one of the best, explore why Allen is one of the quarterbacks facing the most pressure to succeed this year, speculate on who will serve as Buffalo’s primary returner this year, get the latest news on a potential trade for Philadelphia Eagles’ tight end Zach Ertz, and more!

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Can Stefon Diggs be even better in year two?

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“It’s reasonable to wonder if one of the most transformative trade acquisitions in Buffalo Bills history can replicate anything resembling his dominant performance in 2020,” writes Vic Carucci.

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Transforming Buffalo’s WR corps

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“There was a time in recent memory when the Buffalo Bills were starving for a No. 1 wide receiver. Now, making the Bills’ final roster as a receiver might be one of the most difficult position groups to crack in the NFL,” writes Marcel Louis-Jacques.

Josh Allen named QB under pressure heading into 2021

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ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky says Allen must prove to the Buffalo Bills last year wasn’t a fluke.

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“A contract extension between the Bills and quarterback Josh Allen will get done. The questions are when and what will the structure be.”

Who will handle Buffalo’s kickoff and punt returns?

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“Bills Insider Chris Brown and Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker break down the Bills options at returner going into 2021 Training Camp.”

Latest on potential trade for TE Zach Ertz

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Odds and ends

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