Plus, WRs Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie fined by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols
Today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off with the news from head coach Sean McDermott that All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen and the vast majority of Buffalo’s starters will see the field in the preseason finale vs. the Packers.
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Josh Allen, Bills starters to play in preseason finale
After sitting out Buffalo’s first two preseason games, Josh Allen and the vast majority of Buffalo’s starters will see some playing time when Green Bay comes to town for a Week 3 preseason clash.
- Josh Allen, majority of Bills starters to play in preseason finale versus Packers – newyorkupstate.com
- Josh Allen, majority of Bills starters to play against Packers in preseason finale | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
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Cole Beasley, Isaiah McKenzie fined for not wearing masks
Two members of the Buffalo Bills—wide receivers Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie—were docked $14,650 by the NFL for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols.
- NFL fines Bills’ Beasley, McKenzie for not wearing masks at facility – Democrat & Chronicle
- Bills WRs Isaiah McKenzie, Cole Beasley fined for not wearing mask in team facility | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- McKenzie, Beasley fined by NFL for refusal to wear a mask – WGR 550
- Sean McDermott on Cole Beasley, Isaiah McKenzie Covid protocol fines, how Bills have educated players ‘non-stop’ on vaccine – newyorkupstate.com
- Buffalo Bills receivers Isaiah McKenzie, Cole Beasley fined for COVID-19 protocol violations – ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
- Sean McDermott: “Plenty of Evidence as to Why You Should Get Vaccinated “ – BuffaloBills.com
- Inside the Bills: With one of NFL’s lowest vaccination rates, Bills walking a tightrope | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Observations from training camp
Josh Allen prepares for his first (and only) start of the preseason, top wide receiver Stefon Diggs was back on the practice field looking like his old self, while rookie Marquez Stevenson returned to the practice field Thursday as Isaiah McKenzie remained sidelined.
- Observations: Josh Allen readies for lone preseason start | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Observations: Stefon Diggs looking like himself in return to team drills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Stevenson returns to practice; McKenzie still sidelined – WGR 550
Odds and ends
Heading into the final game of the preseason, we offer up a projection for who makes Buffalo’s 53-man roster, see how running back Zack Moss is working his way back from last year’s ankle injury, and get to know Steven Sims, the newest member of a suddenly depleted Bills wide receiver corps.