Detroit Lions Bubble Players to Watch Against Bills

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Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (47) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter of a preseason game against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

For 22 players, Thursday, Aug. 29 will be a day of “what ifs.”

That’s how many players the Detroit Lions will cut after they get one final shot to prove themselves against the Buffalo Bills, and consequently how many players will be left wondering if they could have done more.

Of course, there are some players who are basically as good as cut already. The odds that one preseason game against third-stringers will turn enough heads to save a roster spot aren’t good, unless said player is already under consideration (or “on the bubble”).

So which of those “bubble” players have the best shot to change some minds (for better or worse) with their final preseason performance? The first one is someone you’ve probably heard of…