Buffalo Bills: 4 observations from the final preseason game of 2021

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Greg Rousseau gets the start at defensive end

The rotation at defensive end is going to be one fans should be watching very closely early in the season. The Buffalo Bills have gotten great production from the young group of pass rushers that includes Greg Rousseau, Boogie Basham, A.J. Epenesa, Darryl Johnson, and Efe Obada.

However, Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison were still listed as the starters on the team’s depth chart, and considering the veterans hadn’t played a snap this preseason, it was safe to assume that would be the case.

The coaching staff could have something else in mind and in this preseason game, it was first round draft pick Rousseau with the starters opposite Jerry Hughes. This may not be too much of a surprise considering how the first round draft pick has looked this preseason and the coaching staff could just be putting him out there to get him some playing time with the starters.

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The other possibility is the coaching staff may be viewing Mario Addison as a reserve and Rousseau will be the starter. This is a storyline worth watching heading into the regular season.