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Tyrod Taylor | Quarterback

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Virginia Tech
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Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
The media didn't see him attempt a pass. Taylor injured his right (throwing) shoulder late in the Monday night loss to the Patriots, but coach Rex Ryan continues to say he expects Taylor to play Sunday against the Chiefs. With the Bills in dire need of a win, they'll do everything the can to get Taylor ready. Nov 25 - 1:55 PM

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Bills coach Rex Ryan believes Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) "should be able to play" Week 12.

Ryan made the disclosure in a Tuesday radio interview. He had previously claimed ignorance about his quarterback's health. Taylor was clearly limited late in Monday's loss, grabbing his shoulder/collarbone area after every play. Some sort of pain injection is certainly on the way. Taylor will be a mid-range QB2 against the Chiefs' white-hot defense.
Nov 24 - 3:14 PM

Rex Ryan said he has "no idea" if Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) will be able to play Week 12 against the Chiefs.

"I hope he's ready," Ryan said. Taylor appeared to injure his shoulder late in the fourth quarter of the Bills' Monday night loss. Ryan said he was preparing to put E.J. Manuel in the game, but Taylor told him he wanted to keep playing. Taylor was awful all night and has not looked good the last several games, but he still gives Buffalo a much better chance to win than Manuel. Neither will be a fantasy option against Kansas City's red-hot defense.
Nov 24 - 9:08 AM

Tyrod Taylor completed 20-of-36 passes for 233 yards in the Bills' 20-13, Week 11 loss to the Patriots on Monday night.

He didn't throw a touchdown or an interception and rushed for just one yard on four carries. Taylor was mostly awful much of the night, mixing a decent throw here and there into a number of pitiful ones. He could've had a pair of touchdown passes, but Taylor badly under-threw Chris Hogan, who beat nickel CB Patrick Chung by at least two yards, on a would-be 34-yard score. Taylor later floated a lollipop right into LeSean McCoy's bread basket, but the ball was in the air too long, and McCoy complicated matters by not holding onto it in the end zone for a would-be 30-yard score. Taylor appeared to injure his right (throwing) shoulder or collarbone area in the fourth quarter, so it'll be interesting to see if he makes the Week 12 start in Kansas City. If he does, he'll be a mid-range QB2.
Nov 24 - 12:14 AM

Tyrod Taylor completed 17-of-27 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 22-17, Week 10 win over the Jets, adding six carries for 12 yards.

Taylor was just good enough for the Bills to spring the road upset. The first-year starter struggled with the blitz, and also held onto the ball a few times when he should have thrown it away. His score came on a long-developing deep ball to RB Karlos Williams. There was a scary moment in the second quarter where Taylor tweaked his troublesome left knee, but it didn't appear to be an issue in the second half. Taylor provides monstrous weekly upside, but also has a low floor. He'll be a QB2 for next week's showdown with the Patriots.
Nov 12 - 11:34 PM

Tyrod Taylor completed 11-of-12 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown and rushed 10 times for 44 yards in the Bills' Week 9 win over the Dolphins.

Indeed, TyGod finished with one incompletion while completing eight of his passes to Sammy Watkins for 168 of Taylor's 181 passing yards. The Bills scored three rushing touchdowns -- two by Karlos Williams -- and that limited TyGod's box-score production, but this was a highly efficient performance with big plays mixed in. Taylor will be more of a fringe fantasy QB1 when the Bills face the Jets' stingy defense in Week 10.
Nov 8 - 4:19 PM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is practicing in full for Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Taylor missed Weeks 6 and 7 with a sprained MCL, but is back and ready to roll for a road date with divisional foe Miami. Taylor shredded the Dolphins for three touchdowns in Week 3 and is a borderline QB1 with six teams on bye.
Nov 4 - 11:56 PM

Rex Ryan said Tyrod Taylor (knee) will be "100 percent" for Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Taylor echoed his coach's comments. Taylor practiced and worked with the first-team offense Monday. At this point, it would be surprising if he does not play Sunday. Taylor will be a borderline QB1 against a Miami defense he shredded for 277 yards and three scores Week 3.
Source: ESPN
Nov 2 - 12:32 PM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) is practicing Monday.

Coach Rex Ryan has said he is "confident" Taylor will play this week, and getting in a practice the first day back after the bye is a great sign. We would like to see Taylor get in a full practice at some point, but he should be tentatively expected to play as of now. Taylor will be a borderline QB1 if he suits up against Miami.
Source: ESPN
Nov 2 - 11:11 AM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said he is "confident" Tyrod Taylor (knee) will return following the team's Week 8 bye.

After E.J. Manuel played a mostly down game against the Jaguars in London, Buffalo needs Taylor back as quickly as possible. Ryan also said he is "100 percent" confident in Manuel as his backup quarterback, which is a far less believable statement. Taylor will be a borderline QB1 if he suits up against the Dolphins following the bye.
Oct 25 - 1:26 PM

Bills declared Tyrod Taylor (knee) inactive for Week 7 against the Jaguars.

It will be Taylor's second missed game in a row, but coach Rex Ryan expects it to be his last. Taylor should return following the team's Week 9 bye. E.J. Manuel will get the start and is a good streaming option against a bottom-12 quarterback defense.
Oct 25 - 8:03 AM

Coach Rex Ryan expects Tyrod Taylor (knee) to return in Week 9.

Buffalo has a Week 8 bye, so Taylor should only miss two games. Taylor was shut down after trying to ramp up his practice activity this week, but isn’t dealing with a setback. E.J. Manuel will start Sunday against Jacksonville.
Oct 24 - 7:31 PM

Rex Ryan said Tyrod Taylor (knee) and Sammy Watkins (ankle) will not play Week 7 against the Jaguars.

E.J. Manuel will start at quarterback with Robert Woods and Chris Hogan as his primary receivers. Ryan said Taylor felt soreness in his knee after ramping up activity at practice Wednesday. With a bye week to rest, Taylor has a good shot to play Week 9 against the Dolphins.
Oct 22 - 8:42 AM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) did not practice on Thursday.

WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia said Taylor was "nowhere to be seen" during the portion of practice open to the media. Taylor said he did more in Wednesday's practice than he did at any point last week, so it is worrying he was not able to practice the day after ramping up activity. E.J. Manuel took all the first-team snaps and will likely start Sunday against Jacksonville.
Oct 22 - 8:18 AM

Tyrod Taylor (knee) took the first snap at Wednesday's practice.

This was the case last week, as well, but he and E.J. Manuel split the first-team reps. They did the same on Wednesday, but Taylor said he's making progress and is doing a lot more than he did in practice last week. Another week under his belt, and Taylor should be nearing a return from his minor MCL sprain. We're unlikely to get any answers from the Bills before Friday's final injury report.
Oct 21 - 9:29 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Josh Johnson
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Anthony Dixon
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Chris Hogan
3Marcus Easley
WR21Robert Woods
2Marcus Thigpen
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3Chris Gragg
LT1Cordy Glenn
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Gabe Ikard
RG1John Miller
2Kraig Urbik
RT1Seantrel Henderson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay