The Buffalo Bills lost a key cog in their defense this offseason, when Tremaine Edmunds, the team’s starting middle linebacker for the last five seasons, signed with the Chicago Bears during free agency.
Today’s edition of the Buffalo Rumblinks leads off by examining the team’s open competition to see who will serve as Buffalo’s second linebacker alongside All-Pro Matt Milano.
Open competition at MLB spot, remaining offseason needs
There are five candidates competing for the job of replacing Edmunds, who was a captain for the Bills in each of the last four seasons: Terrel Bernard, Dorian Williams, Tyrel Dodson, A.J. Klein and Baylon Spector. Plus, what is Buffalo’s biggest remaining offseason need, and should the Bills pull the trigger and trade for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins?
- Bills to hold open competition to replace Tremaine Edmunds - ESPN - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
- Biggest remaining offseason priority for each AFC team: Bills, Chiefs still searching for WR help? - NFL.com
- DeAndre Hopkins trade market: How realistic is wide receiver’s team wish list? - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Buffalo Bills Trade Idea: Buffalo Adds Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre, Bolsters Elite Offense - Sports Illustrated Buffalo Bills News, Analysis and More
Sizing up the AFC East’s projected starters
Projecting each AFC East squad’s starters for the 2023 season to see how they stack up with the Bills’ roster. Plus, does the addition of quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets mean the AFC East is now the NFL’s toughest division, and exploring how quarterback Josh Allen can take his game to the next level this year.
- AFC East projected starters for 2023 NFL season: Bills, Dolphins, Jets all contenders in loaded division - NFL.com
- AFC East roundtable: Does Aaron Rodgers’ addition change division outlook for 2023? - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Michael Robinson: How Bills QB Josh Allen can elevate his game in 2023 - BuffaloBills.com
- Former NFL tackle on Bills’ playoff losses: ‘They get to the moment and just don’t get it done’ - Buffalo News
Even more Bills news and notes
How safety Damar Hamlin is inspiring his teammates to get trained in CPR, find out who are Buffalo’s best value draft picks from the NFL Draft, hear why former Bills legend Cookie Gilchrist thought he was a better player than Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, and more!
- Damar Hamlin’s Buffalo Bills teammates take CPR training as safety returns to practice | CNN
- Buffalo Bills Get ‘Best Value Pick’ in NFL Draft - But With Dalton Kincaid and O’Cyrus Torrence - Do It Twice?! - Sports Illustrated Buffalo Bills News, Analysis and More
- Erik Brady: Bills’ Cookie Gilchrist felt he was better than Jim Brown, and told him so - Buffalo News
- Highmark Stadium public tours are back! - BuffaloBills.com
- A stadium designed in study hall: Depew Middle School ‘architects’ meet the real-life Buffalo Bills designers - Buffalo News
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