The quarterback situation in Buffalo is taking a new turn.
Bills rookie play-caller Josh Allen is making strides in his recovery from an elbow injury, and returned to practice Friday as a limited participant. The Bills ruled the QB out early this week, but head coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that Allen is not far off from starting to throw a football.
This was the first time Allen has been listed as participating since getting hurt in Week 6.
As Buffalo gets ready to host the Bears on Sunday, more news came from the team’s injury report.
Derek Anderson, who started in place of Allen, has not been officially ruled out. He remains in the concussion protocol, and is listed as questionable.
Anderson may see playing time at New Era Field, but if he doesn’t Nathan Peterman is slated to make the fourth start of his NFL career.
The Bills also added free agent Matt Barkley to their roster. The 28-year-old signal-caller last appeared in a game in 2016.