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WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is expected to make his preseason debut Friday against the Redskins, though Rex Ryan won't play him very much.
QB Cardale Jones has battled a bruised shoulder and he may not be able to play. With only two other quarterbacks on the roster, that means Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel will have to split the game.
WR Marquise Goodwin suffered a possible concussion Tuesday and he probably won't be able to play against Washington.
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman has been battling an ankle injury, and then he suffered a quad contusion Tuesday and is status for the game is unknown.
SS Duke Williams has made a strong push in camp and not only has likely made the team, he may be the starter if Aaron Williams remains sidelined because of a concussion.
RB James Wilder Jr. should see extended playing time in Washington as he's right on the bubble of making the roster.
WR Dezmin Lewis was called out by coach Rex Ryan for his uneven training camp, and he may need a couple big games to make the final roster, though he still has practice squad eligibility left.
RT Seantrel Henderson returned to practice, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready to play Friday. The Bills may target the finale against Detroit for Henderson.
QB Tyrod Taylor had a solid start Saturday as he completed 7 of 10 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, and he also lost a sure TD pass when FB Jerome Felton fumbled at the goal line.
QB EJ Manuel turned in another solid effort in Saturday's 21-0 win over the New York Giants. He completed 8 of 13 passes for 69 yards and a TD.
RB Jonathan Williams had 17 yards rushing, 11 yards receiving and scored on a fourth-down 1-yard TD dive in Saturday's preseason win over the New York Giants.
LB Lorenzo Alexander, the front-runner to start at left edge rusher, recorded a sack and two tackles in Saturday's game versus the New York Giants.
LB Kroy Biermann had four tackles and a half-sack in his debut with the Bills in Saturday's preseason win over the New York Giants.
SS Robert Blanton was in on two tackles and made an interception Saturday against the New York Giants.
LG Richie Incognito, still battling bruised ribs but getting close to a return, was held out of Saturday's preseason game against the New York Giants.
RB Mike Gillislee was injured in Saturday's 21-0 win over the New York Giants, suffering a possible concussion.