Thursday evening, September 1st, the Buffalo Bills close out their preseason schedule when they host the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. EST and the game is being blacked out in Western New York, as it was not a sell-out.
The Bills currently have 80 players on their roster, and they must reduce the team down to 53 by this Saturday, September 3rd. That means 27 players will be waived, with some of them moving on to other teams, and some of them winding up members of the Bills practice squad.
So, for all of the rookies, both drafted and non-drafted, and all of the free agents who comprised the second and third string, this is their final shot to convince Chan Gailey and the rest of the Bills organization that they deserve to be on the roster. The starters are only expected to play for one series, or a few more snaps of a second drive, but that figures to be about it.
If you have a favorite Bills rookie, they should be in action Thursday, so come to the stadium to check them out. We now will isolate 10 Bills players you should try to watch in the Lions contest.