Taylor (right shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. Per Rodak, Taylor relayed that he rested his shoulder Wednesday, but plans to resume throwing at Thursday's practice. Assuming that occurs without any setbacks, we'd expect the QB to remain on course to be able to play Sunday against the Chiefs.
Bills head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday that Taylor (right shoulder/collarbone) should be able to play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, WGR 550's Mike Schopp reports. The Bills apparently got some good news Tuesday morning, as Ryan didn't sound nearly this confident in the immediate aftermath of Monday's game. Taylor repeatedly clutched at his right collarbone late in the contest, but the injury didn't actually appear to impact his accuracy or arm strength. If he's ultimately unable to play, E.J. Manuel will likely get the nod.
Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure if Taylor (right shoulder) will be ready for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Buffalo News reports. Taylor was visibly bothered by his right shoulder/collarbone toward the end of Monday's loss to the Patriots, yet he still managed to throw a perfect deep pass only a couple of snaps after suffering the injury. He never came out of the game but was clearly grabbing at his shoulder after nearly every snap. With the Bills not having media availability on Tuesday, there may not be another update available until Wednesday. E.J. Manuel is still the team's backup quarterback, with Josh Johnson serving as the No. 3.
Taylor completed 17 of 27 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown, with 12 yards on six carries in Thursday's 22-17 win over the Jets. Taylor played one of his lesser games in an otherwise impressive season, but he at least avoided any critical mistakes, which allowed the Buffalo running game, special teams and defense to lead the way to a victory. A lack of volume has arguably been the biggest issue for Taylor's owners, and while the Bills aren't going to deviate from their run-first mentality, a Week 11 road game in Foxboro will likely require more passing. Taylor had 242 passing yards, 43 rushing yards and four total touchdowns in a 40-32 Week 2 loss to the Patriots.
Taylor (knee) completed 11-of-12 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Dolphins. He also rushed 10 times for 44 yards. The Bills relied heavily on the running game Sunday, rushing 36 times for 266 yards and three touchdowns, which left little for Taylor to do on his own. He did throw a beautiful 44-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins, who caught all eight of his targets for a career-high 168 yards and a touchdown, but only LeSean McCoy (two catches for seven yards) and Charles Clay (one catch for six yards) picked up receiving yards after Watkins. Taylor could have a bigger responsibility in Week 10, as the Bills will face off against a Jets defense Thursday that is much better against the run than the pass this season.
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