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Frank Gore to receive Bills first-team snaps in preseason game

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore is 36 years of age but he is still going to get the first crack to prove that he deserves to be the starter when the team takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. Bills coach Sean McDermott joined One Bills Live on Thursday to talk about the team’s plans for game one and said that Gore was in line to start the game.

McDermott also said he expected LeSean McCoy would get the first-team reps in the second preseason game, but since they haven’t seen much of Gore, he will get the first crack.

“What we’re going to do is give Frank most of the work this week and then what we will do with LeSean is give him most of the work, at this point the plan is the following week,” McDermott said. “Part of that is we know LeSean a little bit. This is our first time around Frank and the other piece of it is making sure with two experienced running backs that we keep these guys fresh for the season.”

Last season was a trying season and a big reason was that they didn’t have consistent production out of the running back position. This year McDermott thinks the entire team has taken a step forward and he expects big things out of the team this year.

“It’s an overall feeling that our roster has improved and that should be the case as we go from one year to the next,” said McDermott. “We want to continue to build our roster and I think the biggest thing I’d take from that is we’ve built it with guys that are unselfish. They’re team-first guys and they work hard.”

No matter who wins the running back job, this feels like a spot where both guys could get a lot of run and the team could go with the hot hand.