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5 Players to watch: Bills at Bears Preseason Week 2


Josh Allen and a number of starters will not take the field again in preseason game number two for the Bills. But that doesn't mean there won't be some players to watch closely on Saturday against the Bears.

1 – Jack Anderson – The rookie seventh-round pick got just 10 snaps at guard in the preseason opener. He'll likely see more playing time in Chicago with a good number of starters not playing again this week. Anderson has to prove he should be a consideration for one of the final offensive line spots on the roster.

2 – AJ Epenesa – The second-year pass rusher will be looking to build on a steady performance in Detroit last week. With veteran starters sitting he stands a good chance of getting more than 17 snaps on defense in Chicago, which was his total against the Lions. Demonstrating play-to-play consistency Saturday will help his cause.

3 – Damar Hamlin – One of Buffalo's sixth-round picks, Hamlin played more than any other defensive player in the preseason opener. Coming off an encouraging performance that included a sack, a pass breakup, a quarterback hit and a tackle for loss, another strong showing could help him leapfrog other safeties in the race to serve as backups to Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.

4 – Dane Jackson – Jackson is trailing in the battle for the CB2 role. A strong performance Saturday likely won't be enough to challenge Levi Wallace, but it could put him in a good spot to be the first corner off the bench in the event of an injury come the regular season.

5 – Lance Lenoir – Targeted just once in the preseason opener on the game-winning drive, Lenoir is undoubtedly hoping for more opportunities to make plays on the ball Saturday. The receiver has had a solid training camp. Now he just has to show it can translate to a game situation.

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