Yates (concussion) was released by the Bills on Tuesday after both parties agreed on an injury settlement, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports. Yates was placed on the injured reserve last week with a concussion. The Bills are currently carrying three healthy quarterbacks on their roster, so a return in the near future seems unlikely. The veteran signal-caller will now be free to find a new opportunity once his health allows it.
Yates (concussion) has been moved to injured reserve, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Yates was only going to be the third quarterback to start the season, but the Bills decided not to wait out his concussion -- at least for the first eight weeks of the season -- and instead went with veteran Joe Webb as the final quarterback to begin the season.
The Bills waived/injured Yates (concussion) on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. With Tyrod Taylor (concussion) having cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and on track to play Week 1 against the Jets, the Bills no longer had much incentive to keep Yates around as a No. 3 option on the depth chart, especially while he recovered from a concussion of his own. If Yates goes unclaimed off waivers, he would revert to the Bills' injured reserve list. He could be released on an injury settlement once he's fully recovered from the concussion.
Yates was on the field for Monday's practice but is still going through league's concussion protocol, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports. Yates has now been making his way through concussion protocol for a little over a week now, but his presence at practice Monday is surely an encouraging sign that he is close to a return to full health. The quarterback should be considered day-to-day at this point.
Yates is still in the concussion protocol following a hit during Saturday's game and didn't practice Tuesday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. Coach Sean McDermott is already making it sound like Yates won't be playing in Thursday's preseason finale. Yates has already been passed on the depth chart by rookie Nathan Peterman, and with the team needing to sign Keith Wenning on Monday so there would be a second healthy quarterback at practice (starter Tyrod Taylor also has a concussion), Yates' roster spot is no longer a certainty.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||29||23.60|
|9||11/03||@New York Jets||20||20.67|
|10||11/12||New Orleans Saints||21||20.80|
|11||11/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||12||17.00|
|12||11/26||@Kansas City Chiefs||25||22.71|
|13||12/03||New England Patriots||32||29.17|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||32||29.17|
|3 Year Avg||50.0||145||1||1||0||0||10|