No Josh Allen and “Most Starters” For The Bills Game This Friday
The Buffalo Bills will wrap up the 2022 preseason this Friday night when they play the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. It will be the Bills only preseason game that will be played on the road this season.
The Bills have a 10-game winning streak in the preseason, but don't expect to see players you normally see on the field for a regular season game, in Friday's preseason finale.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced on Wednesday morning that "most starters" will not play against the Panthers. That includes quarterback Josh Allen, who the Bills have decided to rest.
This means Allen will have played one drive during the preseason, after he played a few drives last preseason against the Green Bay Packers at home.
McDermott says this game will be about evaluating the two's and three's on the depth chart. General manager Brandon Beane said on Tuesday that they were probably in the 50's on determining the final roster, but they were still undecided on a few spots, which will come down to the final preseason game against Carolina.
McDermott mentioned specifically offensive lineman Bobby Hart, who he said has improved "immensely." Hart will be one of those players battling to make the final 53-man roster on Friday.
The Bills placed guard Ike Boettger on Reserve/PUP, which means he will miss the first four weeks of the season but will not count against the 53-man roster. That means the Bills are down to 80 players, and must trim the roster to 53 players before Tuesday at 4 pm.
Kickoff in Carolina will be at 7 pm.