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Allen should be back Sunday

Will practice in full on Monday

Orchard Park, NY - Josh Allen will practice in full Monday for the first time since he suffered the elbow injury last month in Houston. 

Sean McDermott says Allen isn't fully cleared to play Sunday just yet, but barring any setbacks, he is expected to be the starter when the Jaguars come to town.

McDermott praised Matt Barkley's game against the Jets, but he be the backup if Allen is healthy. 

"At the end of the day, Josh is our starter and we're happy to have him back," McDermott said. 

Derek Anderson remains in concussion protocol. 

Matt Milano is also still in concussion protocol after being removed late in the win over the Jets last Sunday. Charles Clay will miss practice with a hamstring injury. Trent Murphy will be limited on Monday. 

There will be a new weapon for the Bills offense, starting Monday when Deonte Thompson officially begins his return to Buffalo.

The move, along with adding Isaiah McKenzie and giving Robert Foster more snaps, is an attempt to add speed to the Bills offense.

"Brandon (Beane) and I talked a couple weeks ago," McDermott said. "I thought we were lacking in the speed department on offense. That just opens things up."

Monday was also the first chance McDermott had to address the release of Nate Peterman. 

"A tough decision," McDermott said. "Nate did everything that was asked. A class act through and through. To carry 4 quarterbacks is a little bit unique. Gettig Josh to the point where he is allowed us to make a move."

McDermott wished Peterman's family well. He said they all have treated his tenure as a Bill with complete class. However, at this point, there were no plans to bring him back on the practice squad. 

 


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