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Tyrod trending in right direction for Sunday


A second full day of practice by Tyrod Taylor hasn't cemented him as Buffalo's starting quarterback this week against the Dolphins, but according to head coach Sean McDermott it's looking more and more likely.

"We're working in that direction," said McDermott. "We've just got to see. Obviously, he's worked more this week than he did last week, so that's a step in the right direction. I want to see how he does tomorrow."

Taylor's backup, Nate Peterman, practiced for a second straight day as well, but remains in concussion protocol.

McDermott has maintained that Taylor is the team's starting quarterback when healthy. The question is whether or not Buffalo's sideline boss is convinced Taylor is healthy enough to perform the way he used to seeing him perform.

Taylor might not be 100 percent, but he believes he'll be able to compete and play effectively on Sunday.

"I'm feeling healthy," he said. "Just taking it day-by-day --- preparation for this weekend, so [I] feel good."

Taylor did mention that if he does start Sunday he does carry a risk into the game concerning his knee.

"I can probably do more damage than has been done," he admitted. "At this point, [it's] pain tolerance. It feels good. I expect it to continue to keep getting better.

"Since this happened, I haven't had any setbacks with it fortunately, so [I've] got to continue to keep doing the things I'm doing in the training room. They have a great program and a great plan for me and [I will] continue to trust them and the Lord that I'll be out there playing."

Taylor has had some of his better games against the Dolphins. In his last four outings, he's completed 66 percent of his passes and thrown eight touchdowns and no interceptions. He's also run for a touchdown. In those games he has a combined passer rating of 121.2.

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