5 storylines to follow in Colts preseason opener against the Bills

The Indianapolis Colts play their first 2023 preseason game on Saturday against the Buffalo Bills. Here are five things to watch for.
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3. The "Back" Rooms (RB/CB)

This combination of the running back and cornerback rooms is due to their similar situations. One side of the coin is dealing with a list of injuries and off-the-field issues, the other is due to a front office decision to get younger at the position. What is this similarity you speak of? Youth and inexperience.

The RB room currently has half of its eight rostered players out with injury ahead of tomorrow's matchup at Orchard Park. Rookie RB Evan Hull will presumably be the bell cow back of the preseason opener, as there's a chance the Colts don't have UDFA Zavier Scott as well. Hull will be the biggest storyline as he continues to fight for the team's third down back role with his passcatching prowess.

When it comes to the CB room, the only injury that'll keep someone in this room out is Kenny Moore II, ironically the only one with any substantial NFL experience. Darrell Baker Jr. has been the best defensive back all camp, however, now it's time to shine against WRs he hasn't seemingly mastered. Baker Jr. and second-year Colt, Dallis Flowers, will be the starters om Saturday but after they exit the game all eyes are on the rookie trio of Julius Brents, Darius Rush, and Jaylon Jones who have all had promising offseasons.