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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills' starting QB for the preseason finale – and Week 1 – still uncertain

A night to sleep on Sunday's third preseason game didn't give coach Sean McDermott any more clarity on the Bills' quarterback competition.

“No further quarterback developments from last night at this point,” McDermott said Monday.

McDermott doesn't appear any closer to naming his Week 1 starter, or even the starter for Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

McCarron improving: The only positive development involving quarterbacks was that AJ McCarron is improving in his recovery from a shoulder/collarbone injury. "It’s improved dramatically, it really has," McDermott said of McCarron's ability to throw. "You saw him out there, I believe, in the warmups yesterday and the last couple of days. He looks good to go." You can read the quotes from McDermott's full press conference here.

Peterman impressive again: Josh Allen's performance Sunday was hard to grade because of the offensive line's performance. But quarterback analyst Jim Kubiak was very impressed with Nathan Peterman, whom Kubiak believes can be the team's starting quarterback. "There is little doubt that he can fill the role as the starter. Peterman possesses the athletic ability, mental toughness, and leadership," Kubiak wrote. "The question is his experience and consistency, both of which seem impressive in this preseason."

Jason Croom continues push for Bills' No. 2 tight end job: Croom has had a strong summer and seems to have good chemistry with Peterman. The two Bills were once teammates at Tennessee.

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New-look Billy Buffalo shocks many Bills fans: Something needed to be said about the new Billy Buffalo, so I'm thankful for this Ben Tsujimoto piece. Did you notice the Bills' mascot got a new look? Check it out.

Josh Allen's first start leads to second highest-rated preseason game since 2000: A lot of people apparently wanted to watch The Josh Allen Show.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton makes surprise visit to Roswell Park: Dalton stopped by Roswell prior to the Bills-Bengals game to join his wife at a press conference announcing their donation to the hospital, which was made possible by donations from Bills fans.

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