Bills QB Barkley in the mix to start against Jets
Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is backing off his previous commitment of having quarterback Nathan Peterman start against the New York Jets if rookie Josh Allen isn't cleared to play.
And that puts Matt Barkley in the mix to start Sunday.
McDermott reversed course Friday after he ruled out Derek Anderson and said Allen's status remains uncertain four weeks since spraining his right throwing elbow. Asked of the possibility of Peterman starting, McDermott sidestepped the question by saying he preferred to keep the focus on Allen. A person familiar with situation told The Associated Press that Barkley is being considered ahead of Peterman, but a final decision hasn't yet been made.