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Peterman reportedly will start Sunday; Bills adding Pryor

Reuters | Updated: 31-10-2018 02:45 IST | Created: 31-10-2018 02:45 IST

Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman is expected to start in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears after Derek Anderson suffered a concussion Monday night, according to an ESPN report.

Anderson exited Monday night's 25-6 loss to the New England Patriots with less than minute remaining after being hit and sacked by linebacker Kyle Van Noy. The Bills remain without rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who head coach Sean McDermott said remains "week-to-week" but is "making good progress" in his recovery from an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) elbow.

Peterman has played in seven games (three starts) through two seasons, throwing nine interceptions and just three touchdowns on 81 attempts. He relieved Allen in Week 6 against the Houston Texans and gave Buffalo a brief lead before throwing a pick-six -- which proved to be the winning points for the Texans -- and another interception in the fourth quarter.

McDermott confirmed Tuesday that free agent Terrelle Pryor will sign with the Bills, but would not say if Pryor will be an option to play QB. McDermott added the team could bring in another veteran quarterback if Anderson is unable to clear protocol before Sunday's game.

Pryor, most recently a wide receiver for the New York Jets, has not played quarterback full-time since 2013, but he spent three years as a signal caller for the Oakland Raiders after playing quarterback in college at Ohio State.

The Jets cut Pryor earlier in October after just six games, as he battled a groin injury. The Bills are Pryor's fourth organization in three years, after he left the Cleveland Browns in 2017 for one year with the Washington Redskins.

--Field Level Media


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