Bills QB Taylor cleared of concussion, to start against Jets

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is assisted off the field after being sacked by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matt Judon in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, in Baltimore. Taylor is still recovering from a concussion, leaving his status uncertain for the team's season opener against the New York Jets on Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, that Taylor has shown signs of improvement but remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol.(AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been cleared from concussion protocol and coach Sean McDermott says he will start in the season opener against the New York Jets on Sunday.

McDermott made the announcement before the team returned to practice on Wednesday following a day off.

Taylor passed his final concussion-related test after returning to practice on Monday. He has been out since being hurt during the second series of Buffalo’s 13-9 preseason loss at Baltimore on Aug. 26.

With Taylor’s status previously uncertain, the Bills faced the possibility of starting rookie Nathan Peterman. Buffalo also shuffled its quarterbacks this week by signing free agent Joe Webb and placing T.J. Yates on injured reserve. Yates also sustained a concussion against Baltimore.

Left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot) and wide receiver Jordan Matthews (chest) are on track to play against the Jets, McDermott said. Glenn has been troubled by a lingering foot injury while Matthews was injured in his first practice after being traded to the Bills last month. The Bills are counting on Matthews to help fill the void at receiver after Sammy Watkins was traded to the Los Angeles Rams.

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