The Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts kick off the 2019 preseason slate tonight at 7 p.m. at New Era Field, and while we already know that Colts’ star quarterback Andrew Luck won’t play in the game, there are still plenty of reasons why fans should tune in.
Earlier in the week, Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott said he expects starters like quarterback Josh Allen to play “roughly a quarter” of the preseason opener vs. the Colts. Among the rest of Buffalo’s starters, it appears unlikely that center Mitch Morse (concussion) will see the field tonight as Morse is still in the league’s concussion protocol.
Of course, McDermott could shift his philosophy based on how much success his first-teamers have in their preseason opener.
Considering this game means nothing to the standings, and given the risk of injury, expect the bulk of Buffalo’s starters to see the field for a series or two, with the backups and rookies taking over from there.
This will be the first chance for Bills fans to see rookies like defensive tackle Ed Oliver, running back Devin Singletary, tight end Tommy Sweeney, tackle Cody Ford, linebacker Vosean Joseph, safety Jaquan Johnson, and defensive end Darryl Johnson in action.
This will also represent the first game action for several new Bills, including running back Frank Gore, wide receivers Cole Beasley and John Brown, guard Jon Feliciano, center/guard Spencer Long, tackle Ty Nsekhe, wide receiver/returner Andre Roberts, guard Quinton Spain, running back T.J. Yeldon, and cornerback Kevin Johnson.
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