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Buffalo Bills news, 8/29: Lions vs. Bills tonight

The Buffalo Bills take on the Detroit Lions tonight in their preseason finale. Check out the previews right here.

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

Crezdon Butler taking shot at Bills’ hot corner - The Buffalo News

"What’s not to like about him stepping into the shoes of Stephon Gilmore as a starting cornerback for the Buffalo Bills? Well, Butler has played fewer than 20 defensive snaps in his first three NFL seasons, never has started a game, has been released four times and the Bills are his fourth NFL team."

Lions vs. Bills

Bills-Lions game preview -
"It’s the last opportunity for the players on the back half of the roster to convince the coaching staff that they deserve a spot on the 53-man roster, which will be determined in less than 48 hours from the time Buffalo’s Thursday night preseason ends against the Lions. Some players have put together a solid body of work this offseason, others still need to close strong with strong performances."

Five players to watch -
These depth players will be trying to make a name for themselves.

Bills Focus: Lions-Bills Preview -
"Chris Brown and John Murphy break down the final preseason game and what to expect as the Bills wrap up their exhibition schedule."

5 Things To Watch In Bills/Lions - WGR 550
Joe Buscaglia breaks down four key roster matchups to watch and previews the fight for Stephon Gilmore's job.

Buffalo Bills examining QB options in preseason finale | Democrat and Chronicle
"Regardless of who starts against Detroit, whoever plays the best in this game - which therefore renders the typically meaningless fourth preseason game anything but for the Bills - could find himself starting the regular-season opener Sept. 8 against the New England Patriots."

What to watch for: Buffalo Bills-Detroit Lions - ESPN
Mike Rodak wants the injuries to go away among other things he's watching tonight.

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Live chat: Your Buffalo Bills questions - Buffalo Bills Blog - ESPN
Read Rodak's live chat with Bills fans here.

Mayock calls Bills a sleeper team -
"Scott Chandler is a better tight end than people think - especially in the red zone. Stevie Johnson is a mismatch out wide. C.J. Spiller had a great year last season. They’re a tough matchup. Now you bring in those two wide receivers they drafted - Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin."

Thurman Thomas Has High Hopes For Bills - ESPN
"Hall of Fame RB Thurman Thomas joins "First Take" to talk about his expectations for the Bills and Adrian Peterson's goal to rush for 2,500 yards this season."

Bills season prediction: 6-10 - ESPN
"But can Doug Marrone, in his first season at the helm, bring the Bills back to the postseason for the first time since 1999? The odds are against him and his rookie quarterback, EJ Manuel."