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Josh Allen, most Bills starters not expected to play preseason game against Bears

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Friday morning that most of the team’s starters will not play against the Chicago Bears on Saturday. He mentioned quarterback Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs specifically in his list of players he is holding out.

One bit of positive news was that left tackle Dion Dawkins will play on his way back from COVID-19. Dawkins spent four days in the hospital battling the infection earlier this summer. He only returned to practice this week and McDermott wants to get him reps saying he’s “made significant progress” in practice this week.

Also suiting up for the first time this preseason will be RB Zack Moss, who was out with a hamstring injury in the first preseason game.

This means Mitchell Trubisky will get the start against his former team. The Bears picked Trubisky second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft but elected not to re-sign him this offseason.

Here are the players who sat out last Friday’s game against the Detroit Lions if you’re looking for who is likely to be out of action on Saturday.

Veteran rest
QB Josh Allen
RB Taiwan Jones
WR Cole Beasley
WR Stefon Diggs (knee)
WR Emmanuel Sanders
RT Daryl Williams
C Mitch Morse
OG Jon Feliciano
DT Star Lotulelei
DE Jerry Hughes
DE Mario Addison
LB Tremaine Edmunds
LB A.J. Klein
LB Matt Milano
CB Taron Johnson
CB Tre’Davious White
S Jordan Poyer
S Micah Hyde

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