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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/3: Recapping the opening week of training camp

Plus, why Tremaine Edmunds and Ed Oliver are poised for breakout seasons.

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The Buffalo Bills practiced before more than 15,000 fans over the weekend, and in Tuesday’s edition of the Bills daily links, we take a look back at the lessons learned about the team following the completion the first week of training camp.

We discuss how some of the key positional battles — including at CB2, for the lead running back, at the back of the wide receiver depth chart, and along the offensive and defensive lines — are playing out through the first week of camp.

We learn how fending off the competition at CB2 is nothing new for Levi Wallace, hear why wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders feels Buffalo presented the best situation for him to succeed, and explore why linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and defensive tackle Ed Oliver are poised for breakout seasons in 2021.

We then run through the details of the initial new stadium proposal from the Pegulas, discuss the Bills with the most to gain at camp, speculate on which team records could fall this year, and much more!

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Recapping Day 4 of training camp

Josh Allen thrills crowd, Stefon Diggs sits out first open training camp practice | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Running backs Devin Singletary and Zack Moss split reps with the starters in front of the announced crowd of 15,000 fans.

Bills training camp: Stefon Diggs’ absence slowed offense, but fans were loving every minute of open practice – The Athletic
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Zack Moss featured on Day 4 of Bills training camp; Who else took 1st team reps? -
Bills fans flock to Highmark Stadium for first look at 2021 team.

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Zack Moss is feeling sharp, Dawson Knox has TD catch of the day and Jake Kumerow takes advantage of his opportunity.

Bills hold practice before 15,000 fans

Bills practice in front of thousands at Highmark Stadium - WGR 550
In front of an estimated 15,000 fans inside Highmark Stadium on Saturday, the Buffalo Bills hit the practice field under mostly blue skies and beautiful weather for the first of three public, open training camp practices.

‘You feel the energy’: Thousands of Buffalo Bills fans on hand for training camp | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
On Saturday, fans were welcomed back to Highmark Stadium at their largest capacity since December of 2019.

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See and hear how Bills Mafia brought new energy to 2021 Training Camp as fans converged on camp for the first time this year.

Lessons learned after one week of camp

Maiorana: Bills position battle heats up during first week of camp - Democrat & Chronicle
Observations on all of the positional battles that are taking shape at training camp.

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Fending off the competition nothing new for Levi Wallace

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Once undrafted, fourth-year cornerback Levi Wallace is focused on helping his teammates improve as he competes.

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Wallace has started 39 games at right outside cornerback, but once again he finds himself fending off competition for his starter’s role at training camp.

Why Buffalo was the perfect place for WR Emmanuel Sanders

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Stefon Diggs on Sanders: “Winners breed winners. This is a guy that’s been to the Super Bowl (and) it helps your team.”

Tremaine Edmunds, Ed Oliver are on the verge of breakout seasons

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There are reasons to believe this is the year Edmunds and Oliver live up to the lofty expectations of their draft status.

Odds and ends

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