By Jay Skurski
Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey outlined his plan for Thursday's preseason finale in Detroit following practice Tuesday.
"We are thinking in that 10-play area," he said, referring to how much time his starters can be expected to get. "If you are going to put them out there for four plays, why even put them out there? You want to be able to go out there and play enough to get a feel for the game. Hit a little bit because it will be a little while before they do it again."
Gailey said about 80 to 85 percent of the roster decisions have been made, but that still leaves a significant opportunity for players on the roster bubble.
Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick knows how well the final few auditions can be.
"The fourth game is one that for me has been big in my career when I was young, just in terms of getting out there, getting the time, being able to perform, show what you have learned and your handle of the offense or defense," Fitzpatrick said. "This is for those guys that are kind of on the edge and the young guys to get out there and kind of showcase what they can do. As a guy who has been in that situation, and was in that situation a lot early in my career, I understand how important it is for them."