Fortunately for the Bills, the cowardly act by Rob Gronkowski in last week's Bills-Patriots game won't cost Buffalo their number one cornerback. Tre'Davious White, who was placed in the concussion protocol Sunday after he was on the receiving end of a dirty hit from Gronkowski, was medically cleared on Thursday.
"He passed today so he is out of the protocol," said head coach Sean McDermott following Thursday's practice.
White practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday while he was in what was known as stage four of the return to participation protocol. He still had a couple of tests to pass following Wednesday's practice, which he did successfully on Thursday morning to earn medical clearance.
"I'm good. I feel good as new," White said. "I'll be ready to roll on Sunday."
Provided there are no setbacks the rest of the week, White is expected to start at his familiar left cornerback position on Sunday against the Colts.
White chose not to comment on the one-game suspension levied against Rob Gronkowski, but he did confirm that he felt it was a dirty hit.
"The guy did what he wanted to do," said White of Gronkowski's hit. "Dirty shot. So what does that make him? A dirty player. Simple.
"I'm lying there, he snuck me with my back turned. He could of broke my neck. I've got a son to raise. People don't think about that when they just react. I'm glad I had my mouthpiece in or I could've bit my tongue off. I bit my lip pretty bad. Terrible headache. It is what it is."