Buf­falo Bills

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Start­ing QB Ty­rod Tay­lor suf­fered a con­cus­sion and twotime Pro Bowl DT Mar­cell Da

reus was sent home for vi­o­lat­ing an un­spec­i­fied rule. Tay­lor’s in­jury, which oc­curred on his sec­ond se­ries in a loss to the Bal­ti­more Ravens this week­end, leaves his sta­tus for opener in doubt.

Be­fore leav­ing dur­ing the sec­ond se­ries, Tay­lor’s pre­sea­son strug­gles con­tin­ued, and he has a 48% com­ple­tion per­cent­age in three games. Rookie QB Nathan Peter­man re­placed him and will be­come the starter if Tay­lor is not cleared. The Bills also signed QB Keith Wen­ning.

Dareus, the third over­all pick in 2011, has ex­pe­ri­enced nu­mer­ous off-field prob­lems dur­ing his ca­reer. He was sus­pended for four games for vi­o­lat­ing the NFL’s sub­stance-abuse pol­icy last sea­son and missed four more games with in­juries. Buf­falo signed Dareus to a six-year, $108 mil­lion ex­ten­sion be­fore the 2015 sea­son.

“Ob­vi­ously a guy with his con­tract sta­tus, you would hope that he would be a bet­ter leader than that, and hope­fully he learns from it and moves on and con­tin­ues to be a Buf­falo Bill,” gen­eral man­ager Bran­don Beane said.

Rookie watch: The first­team of­fense gained 11 yards in 16 plays in Peter­man’s first four se­ries, but he did lead the Bills on an 11-play, 83-yard touch­down drive late in the first half. … LT

Cordy Glenn is ex­pected to re­turn from a foot in­jury in time for the opener, but a con­tin­gency plan has sec­ond-round pick Dion Dawkins at the blind­side spot.

Note­wor­thy: RB Le­Sean McCoy says he has re­ceived as­sur­ances that the team isn’t in­ter­ested in trad­ing him. ... DT

Adol­phus Wash­ing­ton has been ac­quit­ted of a weapons charge by an Ohio judge. He was ar­rested in July on a charge of im­prop­erly car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon out­side a wa­ter park. Wash­ing­ton could still face NFL dis­ci­pline.

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