He wasn't the one to take the majority of practice reps with the starting offense, but there is still a possibility that Tyrod Taylor starts at quarterback for the Bills on Sunday against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals.
"Yeah he'll be a game time decision," said head coach Rex Ryan of Taylor, who was listed as questionable. "I think he wants to go, there's no doubt about that, but we'll see. He's feeling a lot better let's put it that way."
Taylor, who said all week it was his plan to play Sunday, asserted that his injured left knee was getting better every day. The key is being mobile enough to get himself out of trouble if and when the pocket collapses or his protection is compromised on a pass play.
"As long as I can sit back there and throw I feel like I can be productive," he said. "Of course it's definitely a stability thing, but as far as moving around we'll see how that goes, and if it's feeling better. It hasn't limited me much."
EJ Manuel has seen most of the work through the course of the week at quarterback with the first team offense lending credence to the likelihood that the Bills will start the third-year signal caller Sunday.
"Very eager to see what happens for Sunday," said Manuel. "I definitely feel confident in what I can do. I think my teammates feel the same way. Obviously Tyrod is going to try his best to go out there and play, but if he doesn't, just go out there and help our team win."
As badly as Taylor wants to remain in the starting lineup, he knows the final call rests with the team's medical staff and the coaches.
"I don't make that decision," Taylor said. "I'm just focusing on getting back and getting everything healthy. Getting back to 100 percent, but it's up to the coaches whether I play or not."