Tyrod Taylor practices on limited basis Thursday

Posted Dec 7, 2017

Tyrod Taylor was able to return to practice on Thursday, but only performed during individual position drill work.

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor was back on the practice field in a limited capacity Thursday.

“I think he did some good things. We’re still taking it day by day,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “He did only individual (position drills) as you saw. We’re just going to take it one day at a time.”

Working his way back from a knee contusion suffered last Sunday against the Patriots that forced him to leave the game early in the fourth quarter, Taylor was unable to practice Wednesday.

Despite missing the team portions of practice when the game plan is repped in 11-on-11 both Wednesday and Thursday, McDermott isn’t concerned about Taylor’s mental readiness for Sunday’s game.

“The body of his rep count has been built, so the muscle memory and the timing all the way back to OTAs. So that is not as much of a concern,” McDermott said. “The timing was there in the individual drills, so I don’t see it as an issue.”

The key is how Taylor’s knee responds and feels on Friday after Thursday’s activity.

“We’ll look at it and see how he comes back (Friday),” McDermott said. “These things, sometimes things change in 24 hours with these types of injuries in terms of whether there’s soreness or not soreness.”

Taylor participation on Thursday leaving open the possibility that he could start on Sunday provided he continues to make progress heading into Friday’s practice.

Head coach Sean McDermott said that Taylor will start if he’s healthy. If not, rookie Nate Peterman will make his second career start against the Colts.