Bills say QB Matt Barkley ex­pected to start against Jets

The Record (Troy, NY) - - SPORTS - By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer

OR­CHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) >> The Buf­falo Bills are go­ing with newly signed jour­ney­man Matt Barkley as their start­ing quar­ter­back, rather than pro­vide turnover-prone Nathan Peter­man an­other chance.

The Bills ruled out in­jured rookie Josh Allen on Satur­day and an­nounced Barkley is ex­pected to start against the New York Jets on Sun­day. Barkley gets the nod ahead of Peter­man de­spite hav­ing just two weeks of prac­tice ex­pe­ri­ence since sign­ing Oct. 30.

Barkley will be­come the fourth quar­ter­back to start for the team this sea­son, and third in three weeks. It will be his first start in two years since go­ing 1-5 with the Chicago Bears in 2016.

Allen will miss his fourth straight game since sprain­ing his right throw­ing el­bow in a 20-13 loss at Hous­ton on Oct. 14. The first-round pick

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FILE -In this Sun­day, Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Buf­falo Bills’ Matt Barkley (5) warms up be­fore an NFL foot­ball game against the Chicago Bears in Or­chard Park, N.Y.

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