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Bills Today | Players and legends remember Kobe Bryant


1. Players and legends remember Kobe Bryant

NBA legend Kobe Bryant was an inspiration to athletes across all sports not just basketball.

Matt Barkley, a native of Santa Ana, CA, wrote about how Bryant was an inspiration to his entire generation.

Josh Allen, who lists Bryant's book The Mamba Mentality as his favorite book in the Bills media guide, shared his emotions via Twitter with one simple symbol.

Here's a sampling of other social media posts sent by Bills players in the last 24 hours.

2. Andre Roberts produces the lone Bills highlight in the AFC's Pro Bowl win

Wide receiver Andre Roberts produced the most stats of the three Bills players participating in the game on Sunday in Orlando. Roberts has two receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown in the AFC's 38-33 victory.

Tre'Davious White had one pass defensed and a two tackles. Tremaine Edmunds did not post a tackle.

3. Which Senior Bowl standout fits the Bills the best?

After a week of practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., a few draft prospects were able to emerge from the others. This includes, Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson, who could be an ideal match for the Bills according to The Athletic.

Dane Brugler of The Athletic touched on this aspect of Johnson's showings:

During practice, Johnson did a nice job of collecting his feet to cleanly stick and separate, introducing deception into his route plan. With his length and route prowess, cornerbacks know they are in for a challenge."

Johnson returned to Texas for his senior season and regressed statistically, but that will increasingly look like a minor blip on the radar if he keeps showing an ability to get open and use his stature to beat defenders to catches.

Johnson is currently looked at as a mid-round prospect for teams in need of receiving help but won't break the bank in free agency.

A contender like the Buffalo Bills might not splurge on receivers in free agency, but a big-bodied complement to John Brown and Cole Beasley would help Josh Allen's continued ascent under center.

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