Bills backup Yates also suffers concussion, team down to one quarterback

Sean McDermott said the Bills are exploring depth at quarterback.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – If you went to bed Saturday night after the Bills loss to the Ravens, thinking Tyrod Taylor’s concussion was as bad as it could get for the Bills…there is more.

Sunday afternoon before the Bills practiced, head coach Sean McDermott said that third-stringer T.J. Yates also suffered a concussion in the game and has been placed in the league’s concussion protocol.

“Anytime guys are injured it is concerning,” McDermott said. “That said, they are in the protocol and I really can’t say anything further about that. But, we are hopeful that things work out.”

That means the Bills are down to one healthy quarterback in rookie Nathan Peterman, and they play the Lions in a preseason finale on Thursday.

“We are talking about it,” the head coach added. “We haven’t come to a decision at this point and time. We are running the gamut on that — different style quarterbacks who are out there, guys who have been in this system, guys who are younger, older. So, we are still going through that process right now.”

Marcell Dareus was seen on the sidelines of the practice field following being sent home from Baltimore for violating a team policy on Saturday night. The defensive end sat out due to a hip injury. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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