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Buffalo Bills Links, 7/5: Bills new stadium plans “not fully formed”

Plus, which younger members of the Bills are the most likely to break out in 2021?

A few weeks ago, Buffalo Bills fans heard the news out of TV stations in Rochester that Buffalo’s new open-air stadium would be located in Orchard Park. But in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we hear from Vic Carucci, a longtime beat reporter covering the Bills for The Buffalo News, on why the new stadium plans are “not fully formed.”

With training camp approaching in a few weeks, we also examine which younger members of the Bills are the most likely to break out in 2021—a list that includes linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, defensive linemen Ed Oliver and A.J. Epenesa, guard Cody Ford, and running back Zack Moss.

We discuss why rookie edge rushers Greg Rousseau and Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr. seem poised to rejuvenate Buffalo’s pass rush, debate whether the Bills should carry a third quarterback on the active roster as an insurance policy behind Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky, break down the tough competition to make the 53-man roster along the defensive line, and more!


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Bills candidates most likely to break out in 2021

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“Twenty-one of 22 starters return to the roster – good news for a team that went 13-3 last season,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Reasons why Bills should be optimistic pass rush will improve

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Debating how many QBs should make the roster

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“Excluding last year’s special circumstances, (keeping three quarterbacks) has not been coach Sean McDermott’s preferred method of roster construction,” writes Jay Skurski.

Does Buffalo have any legit challengers in AFC East

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Stiff competition along Buffalo’s defensive line

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“Watching the competition for snaps and jobs on the defensive line is going to be one of the top storylines of the summer from training camp,” writes Mark Gaughan.

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