The Bills could have another change at starting quarterback Sunday. Derek Anderson was listed as questionable, but did not practice all week and on Friday was still in concussion protocol. Nathan Peterman will make the fourth start of his NFL career Sunday against the Bears if Anderson isn’t medically cleared.
“It’s another game [and I’m] thankful for another opportunity, if that’s the case, and ready to go out and perform,” Peterman said earlier this week. “I’m always ready. I was ready last week and I’m going to be ready again this week.”
If Peterman has to start he will presumably be backed up by QB Matt Barkley, who was signed and added to the roster on Wednesday.
Meanwhile QB Josh Allen participated in practice for the first time on Friday since his elbow injury back in Week 6 at Houston. He was limited in practice. No word on whether he threw or not, but head coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that the rookie QB was “not far off” from throwing again. But he is out for Sunday’s game.
Starting middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who like Anderson is in the concussion protocol and was unable to practice all week is also listed as questionable. If he can’t play Sunday he’ll be replaced in the lineup by LB Julian Stanford.
OUT QB Josh Allen – right elbow
DE Trent Murphy – knee
QUESTIONABLE QB Derek Anderson - concussion
LB Tremaine Edmunds – concussion
The Bears have a pair of key starters who are both questionable. LB Khalil Mack, who is nursing an ankle injury, and WR Allen Robinson, who has a groin injury are 50-50 shots to play on Sunday against the Bills.
OUT G Kyle Long – foot
TE Ben Braunecker - concussion
QUESTIONABLE LB Khalil Mack – ankle
WR Allen Robinson – groin
DT Bilal Nichols - knee