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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/6: Jake Kumerow making an impression at camp

Plus, what have we learned about the Bills after their first six training camp practices?

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Led by All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen, All-Pro wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley, talented veterans Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie and up-and-comer Gabriel Davis, the Buffalo Bills should once again boast one of the NFL’s top passing attacks in 2021.

But in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine how another wide receiver, Jake Kumerow, is using training camp to not only stake his claim to a spot on the 53-man roster, but also make a play for a prominent role in the passing game this year.

We also reveal what we’ve learned about this year’s Bills team after their first six training camp practices, hear how linebacker Tremaine Edmunds put on a show during Day 7 of training camp, hear from wide receiver/returner Isaiah McKenzie on why he is in line for a larger role this year, discuss how the Bills are banking on more consistency from their special teams in 2021, and much more!


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Additional Bills news from around the web

Jake Kumerow continues to impress at camp

Training camp observations: Jake Kumerow adding to logjam of Bills’ receivers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Coach Sean McDermott referred to Kumerow as a “glue guy” because of his positive, team-oriented approach off the field.

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Kumerow continues to stay hot at Bills camp - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jake Kumerow was a personal highlight reel in the 80-degree heat during the 1-on-1 wide receiver versus defensive back portion of practice outside the ADPRO Sports Training Center.

Bills training camp: Emmanuel Sanders misses practice with an injury, but Gabriel Davis, Jake Kumerow step up – The Athletic
Emmanuel Sanders’ absence from practice provided more snaps and opportunities for two early standouts at Bills camp. (Subscription required).

Other observations from training camp

Top 3 things to know from Day 7 at 2021 Bills training camp - BuffaloBills.com
Tremaine Edmunds has an impressive day, Ike Boettger is back in the fold and several other highlights from the seventh day of Bills Camp.

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What have we learned about the Bills after six practices?

Isaiah McKenzie eyes larger role in 2021

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McKenzie has steadily increased his production in each of his three seasons with the Bills. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story of his usage.

Bills seeking more consistency from special teams

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Special teams coordinator Heath Farwell is impressed with the play of Tyler Bass, Matt Haack and Isaiah McKenzie in camp so far.

Bills franchise value goes up...still last in the NFL

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The value is listed as 32nd among the 32 teams.

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The Pegulas are seeing green as the Buffalo Bills are valued at $2.27 billion. That’s according to a report by Forbes. Terry and Kim Pegula bought the Bills for $1.4 billion back in 2014.

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Odds and ends

Why some markets are still a popular target for public stadium funding, and what it means for the Bills and A’s – The Athletic
Could the Bills or A’s relocate? Even in a pandemic, their owners want public money for new stadiums, setting up a contentious process. (Subscription required).

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“How many Americans, even today, wouldn’t like to live my life?” Simpson asks. (Subscription required).

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