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Taylor clears concussion protocol, returns to game

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 13:  Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills passes the ball during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts on August 13, 2016 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Getty Images

Officials sent Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the sideline to be examined for a possible concussion late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game.

Taylor was hit by multiple Jets while trying to avoid a sack and referee Ed Hochuli sent him to the sideline. NFL officials were likely reminded this week to pay attention to such hits after Cam Newton remained in last Thursday’s season opener after taking repeated big hits.

E.J. Manuel came into the game to replace Taylor with 1:24 left in the third quarter. Taylor was back in for the start of the fourth quarter and was intercepted along the sideline by Jets cornerback Marcus Williams.

Per the NFL’s concussion protocol, an independent neurologist has to clear the player before he’s allowed to return to the game.

The Jets hold a 27-24 lead over the Bills.

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4 Responses to “Taylor clears concussion protocol, returns to game”
  1. tigerlilac says: Sep 15, 2016 11:21 PM

    Isn’t Rex suppose to be a defensive specialist. Fitzpatrick is maling the Bills look sick. I guess all those Jets ‘ fans knocking him this off season are denying doing so now.

  2. bonecrushinghits says: Sep 15, 2016 11:23 PM

    The question is, where will Rex Ryan be a defensive coordinator next year ?

  3. thegreenandcold says: Sep 16, 2016 2:36 AM

    The independent neurologist does NOT have to clear him. They simply HAVE to evaluate him. It is still the call of the team doctor whether or not he goes in.

  4. bkostela says: Sep 16, 2016 9:15 AM

    Why no outrage that there wasn’t a flag on the play?

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