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Bills’ Tyrod Taylor’s Week One Status Up In The Air

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The Buffalo Bills are still uncertain of quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s status for Week 1, so they added some insurance by signing free agent Joe Webb.

Taylor remains in the concussion protocol and third-string quarterback T.J. Yates also remains in the concussion protocol.

Both signal callers, Taylor specifically, have their Week 1 status up in the air.

“With any starter, it gets to the point in the week where you got to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to have to go one way or the other,'” coach Sean McDermott commented (h/t ESPN).

“We’ll cross that road when we come to it at this point.

“You’ve heard me say this before: Resilience is important. Resiliency, grit, being adaptable. Sometimes a setback is a setup for a comeback. That’s the name of the game in this business. We feel good that we’ll have clarity around the situation when we need it. This team is ready. We’ve adjusted before, and I expect that we’ll adjust again.”

Should Taylor not be able to suit up on Sunday, then rookie Nathan Peterman, a fifth-round draft selection, would take the reigns.

“He is ready,” McDermott said. “When you look at what he’s done throughout the preseason, I’m confident and we’re extremely confident in Nathan. I expect that he’s only going to continue to get better.”

McDermott is familiar with Webb due to their ties with the Carolina Panthers.

“I like Joe Webb,” McDermott said.

“He plays a lot of different positions. He brings a lot to the table, just starting with the person he is. He’s a high-energy guy. He’s a positive person. Good for our culture, good for our locker room. He plays special teams. He plays quarterback. He plays wide receiver. He plays [defensive back]. He’s done it all.”

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Broncos’ John Elway Says Team Could Look for New Backup Quarterback

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Denver Broncos president John Elway isn’t too thrilled with the quarterback depth chart, despite the recent promotion of Chad Kelly to the #2 spot behind starter Case Keenum, and could be in the market for a new backup signal caller.

“I’m not going to tell you we’re definitely going to stand pat, but I’m not telling you we’re going (in) that direction, either,” Elway said, during an appearance on 103.5 The Fox (h/t Associated Press).

Kelly’s recent performance, in which he threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings, has seen him leapfrog former 2016 1st round pick Paxton Lynch on the depth chart.

“We’ve got to have confidence that that guy that’s going to be the backup can play and win football games,” Elway said. “And so that’s why we’re still in that process of trying to see if we’ve got that guy behind Case.

“Even though Chad played very well on Saturday night—we’ll see how he does this week—but if something were to happen to Case, can he come in and continue to win football games for us?” Elway said. “That’s the big part of the evaluation process and that’s still going on.”

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Dolphins Not Willing to Trade DeVante Parker

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The Miami Dolphins are not willing to trade wide receiver DeVante Parker and the disappointing former 1st round pick is not on the trade block, according to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero.1

The Dolphins feel that Parker, who is currently out with a broken finger, has had a solid training camp, but reports seem to contradict that assessment and are still of the the belief that Parker can turn into the player they thought he was going to be when they drafted him in the first round a few years ago.

Parker tallied 57 catches for 670 yards and one touchdown last season and is expected to be back in time for the Dolphins’ season opener.

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Jets Willing to Trade Teddy Bridgewater

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The New York Jets are willing to trade quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the right price, according to the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta.

Despite the willingness, there are members of the Jets front office that aren’t exactly sold on the idea of moving Bridgewater, who is projected to the be the backup to either rookie signal caller Sam Darnold and veteran Josh McCown.

Bridgewater doesn’t seem to fit in the long term plans for the team, especially because he is currently operating on a one-year deal.

 

 

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