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Buffalo Bills news, 8/11: Preseason kicks off this afternoon

The preseason has arrived, as the Buffalo Bills are in Indianapolis to take on the Colts today.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Preseason Game One: Colts vs. Bills Primer - Stampede Blue
"All you need to know to get ready for this Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills." It includes a warm piece on the return of Jerry Hughes. Just kidding - they still think he's Aaron Maybin.

Bills Focus: Bills/Colts Preview -
"Chris Brown and John Murphy take a look at the Bills first preseason game against the Colts and some of the key players to look for."

5 players to watch -
Colin Brown, Alex Carrington, Chris Hogan, EJ Manuel and Nickell Robey are the five. See why.

Bills-Colts game preview -
Chris Brown hits some of the big plot points for today's game including injuries, the type of scheme implemented, and more.

Young Bills taking their first shot at filling holes - The Buffalo News
This is a neat picture of Stephon Gilmore with great position for an interception. The story by Tim Graham is good, too, as he talks to Stevie Johnson about the young players that will get their shot tonight.

What to look for in Bills-Colts exhibition Sunday - The Buffalo News
"Here are a handful of things I'll be looking for Sunday afternoon, when the Buffalo Bills open their preseason against the Indianapolis Colts in Lucas Oil Stadium:"

5 Things To Watch For In Bills - Colts - WGR 550
"It will be a day where third-team players get their biggest chance to make a solid impression on the coaching staff with the first cut down day only being right around the corner. Some players can show the ability to turn on the light in an actual game setting where others might fade from their spectacular performances throughout practices."

What to watch for: Bills-Colts - ESPN AFC East Blog
Mike Rodak picks similar battles to watch along with Chris Brown, Tim Graham and Joe Buscaglia. Manuel is starting, rookie wideouts will get plenty of playing time, and the left guard battle are continuously being mentioned.

Expectations for Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel - NFL Videos
"01:37 – "NFL Total Access" talks about Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel's confidence going into his preseason debut against the Indianapolis Colts. "

Buffalo Bills Players With Most to Prove vs. Indianapolis Colts | Buffalo Bills Draft
I have no idea why Marcus Easley's on this list. Other than him, it's a pretty good look.

Fast Offenses, Figuring Out What Works | Buffalo Bills
Taking a look at how the 2012 Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots did against the rest of the NFL with the Patriots running the fast type of offense Buffalo is implementing.