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Bills contradict themselves with Tyrod Taylor injury report

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

If you know what’s going on with the Buffalo Bills right now, you might want to let them know. The team fired head coach Rex Ryan and benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the same day earlier this week. They then decided it made sense to let general manager Doug Whaley oversee the search for a new head coach.

This came around the same time that interim head coach Anthony Lynn, the favorite to land the full-time gig, indicated that he did not have input in the decision to bench Taylor (more on that here).

If that isn’t enough, it now appears that the Bills don’t know exactly what is going on in their own injury report. On Wednesday, Lynn indicated that Taylor was suffering through a groin injury. He practiced in full.

Now, one day later, Taylor was absent from practice with what is now being described as a hamstring injury.

A hamstring injury Lynn himself indicated Taylor did not have the day before. A day that saw Taylor practice in full without any issues.

Okay, what exactly is going on here?

The decision to bench Taylor after he put up a 300-plus yard, three-touchdown performance against the Miami Dolphins was met with a lot of criticism. It, however, is being seen as a business decision. Taylor is owed over $30 million dollars, all of which becomes guaranteed in March.

He’s been replaced by former first-round bust EJ Manuel under center. This is the very same quarterback that represents Whaley’s worst draft pick in what has been a questionable tenure as the Bills’ general manager.

If Buffalo is going to somehow attempt to create a backstory that tells us a false story of why Taylor isn’t playing Sunday, it might actually want to get the story straight.

Then again, who are we to say the Bills’ brass actually knows what’s going on here.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi