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Buffalo Bills Links, 7/9: Previewing Bills’ interior o-linemen

Plus, can Tyrell Adams earn the backup weakside LB spot behind Matt Milano?

The Buffalo Bills are a little more than two weeks away from the start of training camp, and in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine the roster competition along the interior of the offensive line.

We assess the strengths and weaknesses of guards Jon Feliciano, Cody Ford, and Ike Boettger and discuss which interior offensive linemen have the inside track at winning a roster spot.

We also analyze the areas where All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen could regress in 2021, offer up a positional preview of Buffalo’s offensive tackles and wide receivers, and hear from head coach Sean McDermott on Allen’s impending contract extension, Buffalo’s competition in the AFC East, and wide receiver Cole Beasley’s comments on COVID-19 protocols.

We continue to run through the worst contracts on the team from last year, explore whether Tyrell Adams can secure a roster spot as Matt Milano’s backup at weakside linebacker, present the reasons why tight end, cornerback, and running back are the positions to watch during training camp, and more!


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Additional Bills news from around the web

Sizing up the battle for roster spots on the interior O-line

Training camp question: Who survives roster battle on the interior O-line? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“The Buffalo Bills have three players with whom they would be comfortable being starters at guard,” writes Vic Carucci.

Previewing the wide receivers heading into training camp

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“Entering 2021, Beane and McDermott have turned over the position group and now have one of the league’s strongest receiver depth charts,” writes Matthew Fairburn. (Subscription required).

Sean McDermott on Josh Allen extension, AFC East race, and more

McDermott confident talks with Allen will ‘work itself out’ - WGR 550
In a recent appearance on NFL Network, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said he’s confident that contract talks between the team and quarterback Josh Allen will “work itself out.”

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“McDermott said he will rely on the leadership among the players to guide the team on the issue.”

What does LB Tyrell Adams bring to the Bills?

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“Adams, 29, is one of 10 linebackers on the roster and fighting for a job behind Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano, A.J. Klein and special teams standout Tyler Matakevich,” writes Jason Wolf.

TE, CB, RB highlight positions to watch during training camp

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“Every position group will have competition, but even beyond that there are several storylines to follow for the tight ends, cornerbacks and running backs.”

Predicting which veteran will break out in 2021

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“Bills Insider Chris Brown and Bills Multimedia Reporter Maddy Glab break down the Bills veterans going into the 2021 season.”

Odds and ends

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