Peterman came into Sunday's 10-3 AFC wild-card loss to the Jaguars with 1:16 remaining in the fourth quarter in place of Tyrod Taylor (concussion) and went 1-for-3 for 14 yards with an interception. He also rushed once for four yards and recovered his own fumble.
Peterman was pressed into duty when Taylor was hurt on the Bills' final drive. To his credit, he provided immediate results despite drawing the proverbial short straw in terms of game script, as he immediately was forced to scramble under heavy pressure with Buffalo's season on the line on a 4th-and-3 from their own 44. Peterman was able to get just enough for a first down and held on to the ball after momentarily losing the handle as he went to the ground. Following an impressive 14-yard connection with Deonte Thompson on the next play, however, matters began to derail for the rookie. He was whistled for intentional grounding on 2nd down and then saw another pass intended for Thompson get knocked in the air and intercepted by Jalen Ramsey on the following snap, a controversial play that survived instant replay review. In his defense, the 23-year-old was ill prepared experience-wise for such a critical postseason game situation, and in spot duty no less. He'll finish his first pro season having completed 24 of 49 passes for 252 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions, as well having logged seven rushes for 23 yards, numbers generated across four regular-season games.
Peterman was cleared from the league's concussion protocol Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Peterman did not suit up for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins due to his concussion, but it appears that will be the extent of his absence, barring any setbacks this week. Expect Peterman to reclaim his role as the Bills' backup quarterback behind Tyrod Taylor.
Peterman (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Though listed as a full practice participant Thursday and Friday, the Bills won't rush the quarterback through the NFL's concussion protocol. With Peterman sitting out this week, Joe Webb is poised to serve as the backup to Tyrod Taylor (knee), who will reclaim starting duties following a one-game absence.
Peterman is still going through concussion protocol in advance of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, while teammate Tyrod Taylor (knee) is healthy enough to be the starter again this week, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Peterman can still be cleared ahead of Sunday's kickoff, but for fantasy purposes he's not in play this week -- at best he'll serve as Taylor's backup.
After logging only a limited session Wednesday, it's clear Peterman is progressing from the concussion, but he still remains in the protocol. Peterman nonetheless looks like he's in line to gain clearance for contact before Sunday's game against the Dolphins, which would set the stage for him to reprise his normal backup role behind Tyrod Taylor (knee). After practicing fully the last two days, Taylor is on track to return from a one-game absence and start Sunday.
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