The third preseason game might be the most important dress rehearsal for the starters, but it's also the last preseason game before first cuts. That increases the urgency for players on the back half of the roster to make some plays and do it with less playing time, with the starters getting at least the first half Saturday night. Here's a look at some players that will be working to show up on game tape.
Alex Carrington –With a quartet of proven veterans in front of him on the depth chart (Dareus, Edwards, Johnson, K. Williams) Carrington has to make more of an impact in the final two preseason games to convince the coaching staff to keep five defensive tackles.
Ruvell Martin –The receiver came on in the second half of camp and even earned some first team reps here and there. Martin has to combine his big role on special teams with some head-turning plays on offense to convince the coaching staff that carrying six receivers is the way to go this season.
Prince Miller –The cornerback had a solid training camp and performed well in the preseason opener (4 tackles, 1 pass breakup). He'll need to deliver a similar performance Saturday and perhaps the following Thursday as well to make the decision for the coaching staff even harder on how many defensive backs they should carry on the roster.
Kyle Moore –The door is wide open for the fourth-year defensive end following the release of Shawne Merriman. He'll need to show how hungry he is to land a roster spot on the field Saturday night. A solid performance will lock down the fourth defensive end job on Buffalo's defense.
Fendi Onobun –It's hard for a 6'6" 260-pound tight end to fly under the radar, but Onobun quietly made plays the last week and a half of training camp. He's been made a bigger part of Buffalo's red zone package with the second unit and has proven to be a size mismatch. A strong showing Saturday night could put him in strong contention for the team's third tight end job.