Bills head coach Sean McDermott called QB Tyrod Taylor a game-time decision on Friday. Come Sunday morning however, the knee injury that kept Taylor from participating fully in practice all week will also keep him out of the starting lineup today against the Colts.
Taylor was ruled out of today’s game after being listed as questionable. It marks the second time Taylor has not started a game for the Bills this season, with the other coming in Week 10 at Los Angeles when he was benched in favor of rookie Nate Peterman.
Peterman will make his second career NFL start in place of the injured Taylor and faces a Colts defense that leads the league in points allowed and passing yards allowed. They’ll also be starting two rookie cornerbacks in Quincy Wilson and Kenny Moore. Nickel CB Nate Hairston is also a rookie.
With Taylor inactive, Joe Webb will serve as the backup quarterback to Peterman.
Kelvin Benjamin will also make a return to the lineup after missing the last two games with a knee injury.
Other inactives along with Taylor include offensive tackles Cordy Glenn and Seantrel Henderson, leaving Conor McDermott to serve as the swing tackle behind starters Dion Dawkins and Jordan Mills.
Nickel corner Leonard Johnson is also inactive meaning Shareece Wright or Lafayette Pitts will have to spell him in the slot.
Here is the full list of Bills inactive players for today’s game.
QB Tyrod Taylor
G John Miller
OT Cordy Glenn
OT Seantrel Henderson
TE Khari Lee
CB Leonard Johnson
WR Brandon Reilly