Tyrod to take team reps; Peterman limitedTyrod Taylor might not be quite 100 percent recovered from his knee injury suffered in Week 13 against New England, but he'll be good enough to take team reps in practice today.
"When healthy Tyrod will be our starter. He's made some progress," said head coach Sean McDermott. "He'll get most of the work today in practice. Not quite all the work though."
Joe Webb will serve as the backup quarterback in practice Wednesday as rookie Nate Peterman remains in the concussion protocol.
Peterman however, will practice today on a limited basis, which is a good sign for him in terms of his availability come the end of the week.
The rookie QB is now in the fourth step of the return-to-participation protocol, which states that Peterman, much like Tre'Davious White last week, can participate in non-contact football activities, which includes throwing.
"As part of the concussion protocol process, he'll be out at practice," McDermott confirmed. "He is not out of that protocol yet. He'll be limited through practice because of that."
Step four of the return-to-participation protocol is followed by step five, which is medical clearance and a return to full football activity. After today's practice Peterman will have a final round of testing. If he passes he will be medically cleared by the team and an independent neurologist.
Benjamin and Clay limitedWR Kelvin Benjamin and TE Charles Clay will both be limited in practice today. Benjamin aggravated his torn meniscus in last Sunday's game due in part to the poor footing on the snow-covered field. The fact that he is participating on Wednesday however, is an encouraging sign for his availability Sunday.
Benjamin got 41 snaps in last week's overtime game for 61 percent of the offensive plays. Clay typically gets a reduced workload on Wednesdays. Seantrel Henderson, who was inactive last week with a back injury, will also be limited in practice.
Meanwhile, Kyle Williams (groin), Andre Holmes (neck stiffness) will not practice Wednesday.
Offense still seeking consistencyBuffalo's offense has had many issues impact their consistency on offense. New offensive system, late offseason changes at wide receiver, injuries at receiver and injuries at quarterback. It's kept the Bills production on the offensive side of the ball in the lower third of the league for most of the season.
"There have been times where we've been inconsistent, where we needed to move the ball more, convert on third downs, and score more points," admitted McDermott. "Those lead to things where we can open things up a little bit more. It comes down to us hurting ourselves with negative plays, penalties.
"I know these guys are hard at work. We're hard at work to get it corrected. I saw some things the other day, even in a snow game, where we opened it up and were able to execute at a high level, which was encouraging.
"I think it's been the passing attack at times. It's been the running attack at times. It's a shared type of deal there. You could say it's been a different thing from time to time. We have to continue to grow, with what we're doing as a football team. We've been here 'X' amount of months and we have to continue to build on our foundation and what we're trying to get established here."
Buffalo's run game, an area the offense has been able to rely upon the past two seasons, has quietly climbed to sixth in the league.