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U.S. Bank Stadium will elicit oohs and aahs, but at first, maybe some sighs

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is expected to make his preseason debut Friday at the Washington Redskins, coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday.

Using the light rail was a sticking point for many of you who went to the initial events, and there figures to be plenty of foot traffic going to and from the light rail platform. Metro Transit will release its plans for Vikings game later this week, and it also plans to provide buses to several light rail stops other than the one outside the stadium. The Vikings app also has information on how to use Metro Transit on game days. Should you want to wait out the crowds somewhere other than a bar, the Downtown East Commons park to the west of the stadium has alcohol-free, family-friendly events on game days.

It’s also a good idea to reacquaint yourself with the NFL’s stadium baggage policy, which limits fans to clear tote bags or one-gallon Ziploc bags inside the stadium. And while we understand the glass doors make for a good photo opp, maybe you should limit the selfies for a few weeks to help with traffic flow. Your Instagram followers will still love you.

Ryan also expects outside linebacker Manny Lawson (pectoral) to make his preseason debut Friday.

The Bills could be without wide receiver Marquise Goodwin in Friday’s game after he left Tuesday’s practice with trainers and was placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Starting right tackle Jordan Mills (knee) and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman (quad contusion) also left Tuesday’s practice, putting their status for the game in doubt.

Preseason game or not, that’s impressive.

Perhaps more impressive is that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott didn’t even play in the game.

That changes Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks.

“I love him,” Dallas receiver Dez Bryant said of the Cowboys’ first-round pick. “I love the swag. He’s fierce, and I know he seems like he’s all chill and stuff, but he’s ready to get out there. He’s ready to go. He’s fired up. I’m ready to see him play. I’m ready to block for him because I know he’s going to do some amazing things for us. I’m ready to see that boy do his thing.”

Perhaps that is why Elliott has not been available for comment Sunday or Monday.