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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills grade as better or even at every position in 2019

The Bills' free-agent frenzy should have them poised to win more games in 2019. Widespread improvement was what stuck out when Vic Carucci went through the roster and gave position-by-position grades on the offseason.

No position group on the team graded as worse than last season – nearly every unit is improved, and two graded as the same.

Quarterbacks earned a plus due to the addition of position coach Ken Dorsey, but Josh Allen will need to show he can incorporate all of the new pieces at his disposal.

"Allen should benefit greatly from entering offseason workouts and beyond as the unquestioned starter," Carucci wrote. "The big unknowns are how much Allen has done on his own to improve his throwing mechanics – particularly as they apply to his ability to be more accurate – and how quickly he can develop chemistry with as many as four new targets (not counting new running backs) and a revamped offensive line."

New Bills OT Ty Nsekhe impressed with Josh Allen's hoop prowess: Allen apparently has a decent jump shot in addition to a rocket arm. Some NFLers such as Patrick Mahomes have been banned from playing basketball by their teams to prevent against injury, but this sounded more like a shootaround than a pickup game, which the Chiefs and other teams have prohibited in some of their contracts. The Bills put the hoop in their own facility, so this sounds fine.



'Bills Elvis' to be added to Fan Wall of Fame: Television crews love showing the Bills fan dressed as Elvis. His name is John R. Lang, and he's been a season-ticket holder since 1992. He will be the second fan inducted into the BFLO Hall of Fame Experience's Fan Wall of Fame, joining Pancho Billa.

Indianapolis Colts sign Chad Kelly: Football's best second-chance getter landed another opportunity to earn a job. He's expected to compete with Phillip Walker for the Colts' third quarterback position after joining a depth chart led by Andrew Luck and Jacoby Brissett. Kelly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge last month that stemmed from an incident that led to his release from the Broncos.

Former Bills tackle Cordy Glenn moving to guard with Bengals: The Bills sent Cordy Glenn, the 22nd overall pick, and a fifth-rounder to the Bengals in 2018 for the 12th overall pick and a sixth-rounder. Based on the draft pick trading calculator, that made Glenn roughly equal to a second-round pick. If that's what the Bengals paid for their starting left tackle, it was a good deal, but Glenn moving to guard makes it slightly worse off for them. They apparently didn't feel Glenn was sufficient, drafting Jonah Williams in the first round this year to start at tackle.


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