Allen 'limited' but throwing at practice

The Bills' rookie quarterback may start this Sunday against the Jets

Sal Capaccio
November 07, 2018 - 12:51 pm

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Josh Allen is throwing footballs again, and by the looks of it at practice Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills' rookie quarterback may be close to returning to actual game action. It's possible that he could even start against the New York Jets this Sunday.

Allen was listed as “limited” by head coach Sean McDermott prior to Wednesday's session, and although he was sporting a fairly large brace over his right elbow, he appeared to have a full workload of passes during the individual positional portion of practice the media was allowed to watch.

Allen has missed the past three games with an elbow sprain suffered at the Houston Texans back on October 14. The Bills have gone 0-3 in that stretch with scoring just one offensive touchdown. When asked what might be expected from Allen on Wednesday and throughout the week, head coach Sean McDermott said the team would take it "one day at a time" and "one play at a time" and evaluate the situation after practice.

Allen was one of three quarterbacks to take reps during practice, along with Nathan Peterman and Matt Barkley. Derek Anderson remained in concussion protocol and did not practice Wednesday.

Here is some video of Allen at practice Wednesday, including one pass to new wide receiver/returner Isaiah McKenzie, who was claimed off waivers from the Denver Broncos on Monday.



During the media-viewing portion of practice, Wyatt Teller was lined up as the starting left guard. Teller played 17 of 91 snaps against the Chicago Bears in his first-ever NFL action.


Along with Anderson, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds remained in concussion protocol, but Edmunds was limited at practice. Also limited was wide receiver Andre Holmes (undisclosed). Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring), defensive end Trent Murphy (knee), and running back Chros Ivory (shoulder) were all held out.

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