Bills training camp position preview: Keeping offensive line intact a top priority

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (15) follows his block from offensive tackle Daryl Williams (75) during the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

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This is the second in a series of previews of the Bills at each position heading into training camp. This installment: offensive line.

The Buffalo Bills made keeping their offensive line from 2020 intact a top offseason priority.

They did so by re-signing right tackle Daryl Williams and right guard Jon Feliciano to keep them out of the open market and part of a group that includes left tackle Dion Dawkins, left guard Cody Ford and center Mitch Morse.

The line did its part to help Josh Allen shatter passing records and the Bills to have the third-ranked pass offense in the NFL, while also finishing second in scoring and total yards. It wasn’t so effective when it came to blocking for the run.

Returnees: G/C Ryan Bates, G Ike Boettger, T Dion Dawkins, OL Jordan Devey, G Jon Feliciano, G Cody Ford, C Mitch Morse, T Daryl Williams.

Newcomers: T Spencer Brown (draft), G Jamil Douglas (free agent, Tennessee Titans), T Tommy Doyle (draft), G Forrest Lamp (free agent, Los Angeles Chargers).

Departures: T Ty Nsekhe (Dallas), G Brian Winters (Arizona).

Key number: 64. That’s the number of games Dawkins has played since joining the Bills as a second-round draft pick from Temple in…

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