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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/23: Last thoughts on win over Chicago

Plus, the latest on injured Bills Harrison Phillips, Spencer Brown, Stefon Diggs.

The Buffalo Bills got back on the practice field following their 41-15 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 2 of the NFL preseason, and today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off with final thoughts from Buffalo’s convincing victory.


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Last thoughts on Buffalo’s preseason win over Chicago

Fullback Reggie Gilliam continues to make a strong push to earn a spot on the 53-man roster following a strong performance vs. the Bears. Plus, head coach Sean McDermott shares why, despite the blowout win where Buffalo dominated all three facets of the game, the Bills still have room to improve. See who else joined quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Carlos “Boogie” Basham as Bills on the rise, and learn why the Bills’ lack of offensive line depth is starting to be a concern.

Sean McDermott’s updates on injured Bills

The Bills saw five players—offensive tackle Spencer Brown (knee), defensive tackle Harrison Phillips (knee), cornerback Dane Jackson (stinger), offensive tackle Tommy Doyle (knee), and wide receiver/returner Marquez Stevenson (ankle/foot) leave the win over Chicago with injuries. McDermott said there weren’t any long-term concerns for the numerous players who were injured in the game.

WR Stefon Diggs the latest Bill to land in the Top 100

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs became the third member of the Bills to earn a spot on the NFL Network’s list of Top 100 Players of 2021, joining cornerback Tre’Davious White (No. 95) and fellow wideout Cole Beasley (No. 96).

Odds and ends

One NFL analyst offers his thoughts on why offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and the Bills should consider employing more of the option route to make the offense more difficult to game-plan for. Plus, learn how the Bills are the most pass-happy heavy offense in the league, hear why former Bills running back LeSean McCoy is advocating for Daboll to earn a head coaching gig, and more.