Bills coach McDermott confirmed to welcome another star ahead of Philadelphia game

Bills coach McDermott says safety Taylor Rapp has chance to play day after neck injury.

Buffalo Bills’ safety Taylor Rapp, initially faced with a potentially alarming neck injury, has received positive news regarding his health. Coach Sean McDermott provided an update on Monday, revealing that all medical tests have yielded negative results. Rapp, who had a frightening moment during Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, now has a chance to play in the upcoming matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The incident occurred in the second quarter of Buffalo’s 32-6 victory when Rapp and defensive back Taron Johnson collided with Jets’ running back Breece Hall in the open field. Johnson went down immediately, and Rapp, after stumbling back about 10 yards, collapsed to his knees. While Rapp’s injury initially seemed severe, he showed signs of movement, and despite being placed on an immobilizing board and loaded into an ambulance, he did not require hospitalization and stayed at the stadium during the game before heading home.


In addition to Rapp’s positive prognosis, McDermott mentioned that Johnson and defensive back Dane Jackson, both in the NFL’s concussion protocol, are undergoing evaluation. Starting safety Micah Hyde, dealing with a stinger, and backup Cam Lewis, with a shoulder issue, are listed as day-to-day.


Regarding tight end Dawson Knox, McDermott indicated that activating him from injured reserve, the first week he’s eligible to do so after injuring his wrist last month, is unlikely. The Bills, currently standing at 6-5, are set to face the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday before entering their bye week.


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