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

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

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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