1. When will the Bills re-sign Tre'Davious White?
COVID-19 will have lasting impacts on the NFL for at least the next couple of years. One of those impacts is the salary cap adjustments that will be in place over a few years. Bills general manger Brandon Beane was asked about the future cap and how this changes getting deals done in an interview with WGR. Beane said even with the salary cap number unsure, it's important to retain your own players.
"I'm a big fan of Tre White, on the field, off the field, what he brings to our team," Beane said. "He's definitely a guy that I was referring to that you don't want him to walk out of here, you want to keep him long term. At the end of the day it's got to be right for him and right for us. Hopefully at the right time we're able to make that happen."
Although there's not an exact timetable of when the Bills will re-sign White, they decided in April to exercise the fifth year option on the Pro Bowler's rookie contract.
2. Why Tremaine Edmunds chose to play in 2020
Two Bills players, Star Lotulelei and E.J. Gaines, have opted out of the season. With the COVID pandemic ongoing, each player has to decide if they want to play considering the state of the country. Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds said he respects Lotulelei and Gaines for making a tough decision, and wishes them health this year. Edmunds said one reason he chose to play was because he felt the Bills had a safe environment in place.
"I just wanted to be here," Edmunds explained. "I was excited. I feel like I've been away from ball for so long. It was kind of like I have to go out there and just have trust in the system. When they gave us the tour, telling us about everything around the building, I felt comfortable. They are doing whatever they can to make sure we're safe here, and I think that's the biggest thing. Guys just want to feel comfortable. Me personally, I felt like they were doing the right things here, and they had the right protocols in place."
3. Will Devin Singletary be NFL's year two breakout RB?
NFL Network’s Maurice-Jones Drew shared his list of running backs who can have breakout seasons in the second year in the NFL. MJD predicts Bills running back Devin Singletary will have a productive 2020 season.
Year 1: 12 games | 151 att | 775 rush yds | 5.1 ypc | 2 rush TDs | 29 rec | 194 rec yds | 2 rec TDs
The undersized Singletary (5-foot-7, 203 pounds) was a pleasant surprise as a rookie, displaying his play-making ability and elusiveness in space. Expect to see more of the same big plays out of Singletary and the run game in 2020, because, well, Buffalo wants to run the ball -- that's the biggest factor in Singletary being on this list. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will give his second-year back plenty of opportunities in both the run and pass games after watching Singletary excel between the tackles and as a pass catcher. With the entire Bills' offense trending in the right direction, I'm projecting that Singletary will get 250 carries, 1,300 scrimmage yards and eight to 10 TDs in Year 2.
Rookie running back Zack Moss will also play a role in Singletary's production this season. The complementary backs can work off each other to have a successful seasons.