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FLORHAM PARK Authentic Devin Singletary Jersey , N.J. (AP) — Take a seat, Sam. You're sitting this one out.New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was listed as doubtful Friday for the team's game against Buffalo on Sunday, making it highly unlikely he will serve as Josh McCown's backup.While coach Todd Bowles left open the possibility Darnold could still dress for the game, the rookie did not practice all week after straining his right foot last Sunday in the Jets' 13-6 loss at Miami. He wore a boot on his foot and watched from the side during practice. Davis Webb is likely to be signed from the practice squad to the active roster to provide insurance for the 39-year-old McCown, who will make his first start of the season."How he feels, how we think he compares as to having Davis as the backup," Bowles said of what will go into the decision on Darnold. "We'll think about a lot of stuff."The Jets (3-6) will have a bye-week break after they play the Bills, with their next game on Nov. 25 against New England. That would give Darnold three weeks to heal — although Bowles said the timing didn't factor in the team sitting him for McCown."He's just not healthy right now," Bowles said of Darnold.Bowles said on Thursday that Darnold will move back into the starting role once he's healthy, regardless of how McCown is playing.McCown was the starter last season and had a career year before missing the final three games with a broken left hand. He played limited snaps in the preseason, but Bowles isn't concerned about potential rust."He looks like a spring chicken right now," the coach said. "He hasn't played in a while, so he's very camp fresh right now. He should be fine."Darnold leads the NFL with 14 interceptions and his play took a bad turn during New York's three-game losing streak. He has two touchdown passes and seven INTs in that span while working with a supporting cast that has been hit hard by injuries and inconsistency.McCown will likely be without one of his key receivers, with Robby Anderson doubtful to play after not practicing all week with an ankle injury.Anderson has been dealing with it the past few weeks, but played last Sunday against Miami after sitting out against Chicago."It just didn't get any better," Bowles said. "He didn't suffer anything (more). It kind of just didn't get any better."It appeared wide receiver Quincy Enunwa would also be uncertain to play after missing the first two days of practice, also with an ankle injury. But, he was a full participant Friday and is expected to start.This will be the first regular-season game in which Enunwa Devin Singletary Jersey Boys , who leads the Jets with 25 catches, will play with McCown. Enunwa sat out all last season with a neck injury and was limited this summer while recovering from that before injuring a thumb."I didn't really play in camp because I was hurt, so I didn't really get much (time) with Sam," Enunwa said. "But I still ended up having a good rapport with him to start the season off. So, I'm going to go at it the same way. I'm just going to be where I need to be at, be in the right spot and be where he needs me to be so it's easy for him so we automatically kind of have that connection."There's a good chance McCown will be taking his snaps from backup center Jonotthan Harrison because Spencer Long was listed as doubtful with knee and finger injuries that held him out of practice all week.For several weeks, Long has been dealing with the injury to the middle finger on his right hand, which has affected his shotgun snaps. He had at least six wayward snaps against the Dolphins before being pulled.Harrison started for Long two weeks ago at Chicago, and Bowles said he's "very comfortable" with him at center."We know he's very fast, he's athletic, extremely smart and he does a good job," Bowles said. "He can play multiple positions as well, so it won't be strange having him in there."Tight end Neal Sterling will miss his second straight game with a concussion, while nose tackle Steve McLendon is questionable with an ankle injury.Top cornerback Trumaine Johnson is set to return after missing five games with an injured right quadriceps. He fully practiced on Thursday and Friday. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Derek Anderson has been diagnosed with a concussion, leaving open the possibility of the Buffalo Bills starting turnover-prone Nathan Peterman against the Chicago Bears this weekend.And the Bills on Tuesday signed free agent receiver Terrelle Pryor in a bid to bolster an offense off to the least productive start in terms of scoring in franchise history.Pryor has seven seasons of NFL experience and joins the Bills 10 days after a groin injury led him to reach an injury settlement with the New York Jets. He had 14 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns in six games with the Jets this season, which is 46 yards fewer than Bills leading receiver Zay Jones‘ total. Pryor also has experience playing quarterback at Ohio State and the NFL level, which could prove important in the event of an emergency. Backup tight end Logan Thomas also played quarterback at Virginia Tech Youth LeSean McCoy Jerseys , where he appeared in 47 games.Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't rule out Anderson from playing against the Bears by saying: "We'll see where things stand as we go through the week with Derek."Anderson was hurt while being sacked for a third time in the final minutes of a 25-6 loss to New England on Monday night. Signed just three weeks ago, the 13-year veteran was making his second start in Buffalo — and sixth since 2011 — since rookie Josh Allen sprained his elbow on his right throwing arm in a 20-13 loss at Houston.McDermott has already ruled out Allen, and the Bills would have little choice but to turn to Peterman, who lost the starting job after faltering badly in the first half of a season-opening 47-3 defeat at Baltimore.The second-year player threw two interceptions against Baltimore and then threw two more against Houston, including one returned for the decisive touchdown in the final two minutes.The revolving door at quarterback combined with a patchwork offensive line and unproven group of receivers has resulted in the offense lacking any semblance of identity.At 2-6, Buffalo has scored just two touchdowns in the past five games and seven overall this season.According to Pro Football Reference, the Bills are just the 13th NFL team since 1940 to score seven or fewer touchdowns through its first eight games — and first since Oakland, with six, and Cleveland, seven, in 2009. With 87 points scored, the Bills are also the 50th team since 1940 to produce that many or fewer through its first eight games, and first since Jacksonville scored 86 in 2013.Against New England, McDermott credited the Bills for having only one three-and-out and having seven possessions cross midfield. On the downside, Buffalo scored just two field goals, failed to reach the red zone, and Devin McCourty's 84-yard return of an interception thrown by Anderson sealed New England's win."That's not a way to play consistent offensive football," he said. "We've got to find that consistency LeSean McCoy Jerseys Stitched , whether it's in the run or pass game."Running back LeSean McCoy was so frustrated with his season-long struggles after managing 13 yards rushing against the Patriots, he blamed himself and the entire offense for letting down Buffalo's defense."It's not fair for them," McCoy said.It remains a major question how anyone can coax more out of an offense no matter who's starting. The Bills quarterbacks have combined to throw 12 interceptions, including five by Allen, versus three touchdowns.Peterman, meantime, is best remembered for throwing five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers in his first career start last season."We're going to support Nathan if, in fact, he is called upon to play," McDermott said. "We expect him to go out there and execute and execute at a high level."First-year coordinator Brian Daboll took the blame for the offensive struggles."I take ownership of it," Daboll said. "We all have a job to do, and my job is to help run the offense, put guys in position, improve them and win games. Right now, we're falling short of that."
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