Taylor gets most of QB work; Peterman remains in concussion protocol

December 13, 2017

Bills head coach Sean McDermott would not commit to a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins just yet.  However, he did reiterate to the media Wednesday that, when healthy, Tyrod Taylor will be the team’s starter and that Taylor will be getting most of the work in practice to start the week.  

Rookie Nathan Peterman will also get some limited work in, but he is still in the league’s concussion protocol.

Taylor missed last Sunday’s win over the Colts with a patellar tendon contusion suffered a week earlier.  Peterman started the game, but left in the third quarter after a helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker Antonio Morrison.  He finished 5-for-10 for 57 yards and threw for the team’s only touchdown in regulation, hitting WR Kelvin Benjamin on an 8-yard fade pass just before halftime.

Third-string QB Joe Webb came into the game for Peterman and played the rest of the way.  He finished 2-for-6 for 35 yards, including an interception.

McDermott confirmed Wednesday that Webb will remain the team’s backup while Peterman remains in protocol.

“It’s a little bit challenging,” McDermott said about the QB situation.  “That said, we’ve faced challenges all year.  The biggest thing for us is the communication around it, making sure we’re up to the minute on the updates with the heath of the quarterback position and I’m confident we’ll be fine.”

Practice participation

Here’s who McDermott listed in his injury/participation update before practice:

No practice
WR Andre Holmes (neck stiffness)
DT Kyle Williams (groin)
OT Cordy Glenn (illness)

QB Nathan Peterman (concussion protocol)
WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee)
TE Charles Clay (non-specific)
OT Seantrel Henderson (non-specific)

Here’s some video of Tyrod Taylor rolling out and throwing today: pic.twitter.com/VzXQXpf5W7

— Sal Capaccio -- (@SalSports) December 13, 2017

And both Taylor and Nathan Peterman throwing from the pocket: pic.twitter.com/jF3UgMJCml

— Sal Capaccio -- (@SalSports) December 13, 2017

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