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5 players to watch in Bills vs. Broncos | Preseason Week 2

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Isaiah Hodgins (16), Siran Neal (33). Buffalo Bills Training Camp at One Bills Drive, August 16, 2022. Photo by Bill Wippert

This will be the first preseason game in which we get a look at projected starters including QB Josh Allen, but there are several players beyond that you need to keep an eye on against the Broncos on Saturday.

1 — LB Tyrel Dodson - #53

After not playing in the preseason opener, Dodson has to remind everyone of his position versatility at linebacker after strong debuts by rookies Terrel Bernard and Baylon Spector last week. Dodson is hoping to ascend into the role formerly held by veteran AJ Klein as the first linebacker off the bench in base defense, or if Tremaine Edmunds or Matt Milano is injured.

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2 — CB Kaiir Elam - #24

Elam performed admirably in his first preseason action last week, but defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is looking for progress from one game to the next. Taking another step in playing off coverage will be important for the Bills top pick.

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3 — WR Isaiah Hodgins - #16

The third-year receiver had a good showing in the preseason opener. Can he build off it to justify a spot on the roster in a very crowded receiver room? Keep an eye out for where he's utilized on special teams as the coaching staff will need him to show he can help there as well.

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4 – TE O.J. Howard - #8

The tight end could see his most extensive work yet knowing it's likely the Bills will be without Dawson Knox for Saturday's game after the tragic passing of his younger brother. Howard needs to put in an encouraging performance to demonstrate he is on track to make contributions for the offense at tight end this season.

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5 – DE Greg Rousseau - #50

Buffalo's projected starter at left defensive end, Rousseau will have an opportunity to show how much his game has grown from his rookie season. The pass rusher is stronger after adding lean muscle to his frame. The expansion of his pass rushing repertoire will be of particular interest.

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Scroll to see photos from the Buffalo Bills 2022 Training Camp photographed with 35mm film.

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