Reports surfaced in the last day that Tyrod Taylor suffered an MCL sprain on Sunday against the Titans. Multiple media outlets have reported that the injury could keep Taylor out of action for a weeks, but Rex Ryan won't rule out Taylor for Sunday just yet. In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, the Buffalo Bills head coach said that it's still possible that Taylor is starting at quarterback on Sunday.
“I would not rule out Tyrod Taylor as starting this week,” said Ryan. “Even though it’s widely reported that... We’ll see. That’s a possibility, but I certainly wouldn’t count Tyrod Taylor out. He finished this game this past week. He’s got heart, he’s got toughness and a lot of ability. So I definitely would not rule him out.”
Taylor did finish Sunday's game against the Titans and he practiced with the team on Wednesday. Taylor donned sweats, but it was apparent that the quarterback was wearing a brace on his left knee.
That said, if Taylor cannot play, Ryan seemed to have plenty of confidence in backup quarterback, EJ Manuel.
“We have a lot of confidence in EJ Manuel,” Ryan said. “That’s why we traded Matt Cassel. He had a terrific preseason. In fact he had one of the highest quarterback ratings in the NFL in the preseason. He had four touchdowns and no interceptions. We’re really happy with him if in fact he is playing quarterback.”
There's still a very good chance that Manuel starts on Sunday, but it's not a certainty just yet.