5 players to watch

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It's preseason game two for the Bills in Cleveland Thursday night, and Buffalo will fit together a patch work roster on offense with a sizable group of players sidelined due to injury particularly at running back and wide receiver. Here's who to watch against the Browns.

Andre DavisThe undrafted rookie is a long-limbed wideout who turned in a good number of plays this past week with some of the veteran receivers in and out of the lineup with injuries at training camp. With a very large catch radius, Davis offers something different to Buffalo's receiving corps.

IK EnemkpaliThe defensive end is coming off a solid week of play, particularly in the joint practices with the Browns. Enemkpali showed an ability to generate consistent pressure off the edge against Cleveland's second team. A good performance Thursday night could vault him into consideration for the now vacant second team defensive end role previously held by Jarius Wynn.

Tony StewardHe was drafted because of his special teams prowess in college, but Steward is one of the prime candidates to fill the void left behind by the injured Ty Powell at ILB. It will bear watching to see how much he's used in Powell's spot with the second unit Thursday night after getting a good deal of snaps there this week.

Tyrod TaylorThere's no debating that this is the most pivotal game of Taylor's NFL career. A solid performance against the Browns could help push Taylor into closer contention with Matt Cassel for the starting job at quarterback.

Deonte ThompsonThompson is another receiver who has taken advantage of extra snaps in practice the past week or so. He's a sharp route runner and wins most jump ball battles. A strong outing against the Browns will have him pushing for one of the last receiver spots on the roster.

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