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Yarbrough making his presence felt


**Yarbrough making his presence felt

**At the outset of camp he was little more than a third-string defensive end. The first-year player out of Wyoming had some familiarity with defensive line coach Mike Waufle who had him in camp with the L.A. Rams last summer. But in the span of less than a week, Yarbrough moved up to second team defensive end and with Shaq Lawson limited with a groin injury has been taking starter reps.

"He's continued to trend upward. We're looking for depth along our defensive line and he's done a nice job," said head coach Sean McDermott of Yarbrough. "He plays extremely hard, he's intelligent, one of the first in the team meeting room in the morning, working on his craft. There's a reason he's been successful."

With little proven depth behind starters Shaq Lawson and Jerry Hughes at defensive end, a young upstart like Yarbrough has a good chance to make the team's 53-man roster.

Starters will see about a quarter of action ThursdayBuffalo's preseason opener is Thursday and coach McDermott confirmed that starters will see about a quarter's worth of playing time against Minnesota.

"Starters will go about a quarter give or take," said McDermott. "There will be some blending in there, but for the most part a quarter and it'll go from there."

McDermott confirmed that Sammy Watkins will be among those players who sees a quarter of work. Cordy Glenn might not play quite as long as other starters as well as Shaq Lawson who is working his way back from a groin injury.

Jersey number changesWith Anquan Boldin now on the roster, the veteran was given jersey No. 81 by fellow receiver Andre Holmes. Holmes then took jersey No. 18 from return man Rashad Ross. Ross then went with one of the only remaining available numbers in the 80s or teens assuming jersey number 86.

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