Tyrod Taylor medically cleared to return

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Tyrod Taylor has lost his starting job with the Chargers, but he appears set to take over the backup role behind Justin Herbert.

Taylor has been out of action since his lung was punctured while receiving a painkilling injection for a chest injury, but he moved up to a full practice at the team’s first post-bye session on Wednesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he’s been medically cleared to for all football activities as well.

Easton Stick has been serving as the backup for the last four games, but it seems likely Taylor will take over that role if the practice week goes well.

The Chargers have not won a game since Taylor has been out of the lineup, but Herbert has played well and head coach Anthony Lynn said the first-round pick will remain in the job until further notice.

2 responses to “Tyrod Taylor medically cleared to return

  1. Bummer of a situation for Tyrod; I’ve always rooted for him and he’s a class act. But as a Duck I’m thrilled to see Herbert looking like he belongs out there and the Chargers really have no choice here. He had them RIGHT THERE against some really good teams; things break a bit differently and they win those games.

    What’s been awesome to behold is his accuracy compared to at UO. He had some wild throws. We’d see the flashes of huge arm talent for sure, but also the wildness. Now it’s mostly the flashes. 🙂

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