Bills reach injury settlement with QB T.J. Yates

Buffalo Bills quarterback T.J. Yates throws to a receiver in the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Bills have reached an injury settlement and released quarterback T.J. Yates a week after he was placed on injured reserve with a concussion, News 4 Sports has learned.


Yates, who was signed by the Bills to be the backup to Tyrod Taylor, suffered his head injury in the team’s third preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, who was drafted in the fifth round, passed Yates on the depth chart and has been the No. 2 quarterback since mid August.

Prior to the season starting, and with the health of Taylor and Yates both in the league’s concussion protocol ahead of the season opener, Buffalo signed journeyman quarterback Joe Webb.  He remains the third quarterback on the roster.

The Bills head to Carolina on Sunday. 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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