Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs Jan 9, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates a catch that was ruled incomplete with teammate quarterback Josh Allen (17) against the New York Jets during the first half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

As the Buffalo Bills begin their NFL preseason games this week, the vast majority of the team’s starters and key players will see at least some action in the exhibition game against the Indianapolis Colts. But star quarterback Josh Allen and star wide receiver Stefon Diggs will not be among those players.

According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott has decided that neither Josh Allen or Stefon Diggs will participate in Saturday’s preseason game, even though the majority of the other starters will.

“Bills head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Thursday that neither player will be on the field for Saturday’s preseason opener against the Colts. McDermott did say that most of the team’s other starters will play around a quarter,” Alper wrote for Pro Football Talk on Thursday morning.

This isn’t exactly a shocking move considering many teams like to hold out their superstar players from playing during the preseason to protect them from any potential injury, but it does mean that Bills fans will have to wait at least a bit longer to see how the Bills offense looks after what was a pretty interesting summer involving the team and Diggs.

[Pro Football Talk]