Starters on many NFL teams play only a series in the first preseason game of the summer. That was the case for the Bills during the Dick Jauron era. Coach Chan Gailey suggest the Bills' first teamers would see a bit more work in the preseason opener on Friday against the Washington Redskins.
Said Gailey: "I told our team today to anticipate if you’re a starter that you would play maybe a little bit longer than you would have in a normal situation because we’re learning new schemes. We have a new defense, new offense, new special teams. You might have to go a little bit longer so we can get a feel for each other."