ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A day after the Jets announced their promising rookie quarterback would miss Sunday’s game with a foot injured, the Bills have pulled their starter from the Week 10 match-up as well.
Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has ruled out quarterback Derek Anderson from playing this weekend and continued leaving open the possibility of Josh Allen’s return. Allen, Buffalo’s own highly-touted rookie QB, has missed three games with an injured throwing arm.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Offer Differing Visions For Tackling City's Graffiti Problem
For the Jets, Sam Darnold was ruled out with a strained right foot.
McDermott says Allen is progressing well from a sprained right elbow, but would only practice on a limited basis Friday. The first-round draft pick was hurt in a 20-13 loss at Houston on Oct. 14, and began testing his arm in practice a week ago.
Anderson is now sidelined for a second game since sustaining a concussion in a 25-6 loss to New England on Oct. 29.READ MORE: Rockland County School Going Remote Through End Of Year Due To Mold In Building
If Allen isn’t deemed ready, the Bills’ QB picture may be even more grim than New York’s Sunday. Turnover-prone backup Nathan Peterman would likely start at MetLife Stadium. Buffalo (2-7) also ruled out starting tight end Charles Clay, who hurt his hamstring last weekend.
The Jets are turning to veteran backup Josh McCown on Sunday. The 39-year-old has not seen the field in 2018 after going 5-8 in his 13 starts for Gang Green in 2017.MORE NEWS: Harrison Town Zoning Board Allows Construction On $1 Million New Home To Proceed
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