‘“I’m not surprised,” Bills special teams coach Heath Farwell said of Bass’ play during the playoffs. “He’s a guy who believes in himself. He knows we believe in him. His confidence never wavers. He does not act like a rookie. There’s no question in my mind, even when he’s missed a kick or two, he’s never wavered. He does all the right things like you’d see an old vet do.”’
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‘The problem with evaluating kickoff returns in the summer is teams don’t like to practice full-speed, full-contact returns, exposing their players to injury on both sides of the ball. In preseason games, the kickoffs fly far in hot weather, which leads to touchbacks. The Bills had only six kickoff returns in four exhibition games in 2019 and only four in 2018.’
‘When Tasker, the former Bills special teams star, stepped in last season to work alongside play-by-play announcer John Murphy in a year in which the Bills made it to the AFC title game, he made it clear to Wood he would give up the role when the former Bills center could do the broadcasts again.’
‘Tre’Davious White, Dion Dawkins and Matt Milano–all selected in Sean McDermott’s first draft as Bills head coach–have signed long-term extensions in Buffalo. Next up are players such as Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds, players selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.’
‘Tuesday, Aug. 31 — Teams must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List by 4 p.m. ET. Also by that time, teams that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options for each of those players…’.
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‘Sanders replaces the fastball that Allen lost when the Bills cut John Brown. There wasn’t really a ‘deep threat’ last season or someone that could take the top off the defense. That is where Sanders comes in.’
‘Today, Beasley was back on Twitter responding to comments made by Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin who called out unvaccinated players for not wanting to win badly enough for their team.’
‘There is no throw that Allen can’t make and he is once again blessed with coaching and offensive line stability along with a bevy of offensive weapons.’
‘Dawson Knox has all of the tools to be an elite tight end, so long as he actually catches the ball. It seems like he’s been around forever, but Knox is entering just his third season as a pro. Last year, despite playing in just 14 total games he caught five touchdowns, including two in the playoffs.’
‘This offseason, Epenesa has put the work in with the training staff to be closer to where he wants to be with his weight, and he can tell that he is making progress. During OTAs, he felt like he was stronger and faster than he was last season. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier noticed that as well.’