ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Tyrod Taylor did not practice Wednesday as the quarterback continues to deal with a bruised patellar tendon in his right knee, bringing his status for Sunday into question.
"There’s no timetable," said Bills head coach Sean McDermott. "I’m not going to get into a timetable on if he practices, if he doesn’t practice [or] what that means. Obviously, today he’s not going to practice. Nate will get the reps and Joe [Webb] will also work in."
For Nate Peterman, a start against the Colts would be a chance for redemption following his historically poor debut a few weeks ago, and rather than run away that five interception performance, the rookie has studied it.
"Probably watched it three or four times over the course of that week and just try and learn things from it," Peterman said. "There's some things that go wrong, but there's some things that I could have done better to minimize what goes wrong and not make it a huge deal. So it's always learning and I've learned a lot even from this past Sunday and even from today at practice, too."
Also making things easier if thrown into the starting role again is how Peterman's teammates have learned about how he operates when at the helm.
"We're probably all a little more comfortable with him being in the huddle just because we had a week or preparation with him before," said Bills center Eric Wood. "He had a good day today. Looked smooth. Looked confident and ran practice fine."
"I'm sure he's grown and matured more," said Bills wide receiver Zay Jones. "Learned from his mistakes and is just adapting like everybody else in this league. Just taking that next step as far as 'Hey, here's my job. Here's what I need to do' and he's done a great job so far."
Whoever is under center for the Bills Sunday will face a Colts defense allowing the most passing yards a game in the NFL at nearly 272. However, McDermott is not taking that into account.
"We don't get into records," McDermott said. "We work on ourselves and we start every week with a healthy respect for every opponent."
Rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White was back on the practice field for the Bills Wednesday, just a few days removed from the dirty hit by Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski that gave him a concussion.
White practiced on a limited basis and remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. Still, a good sign for the rookie corner after a scary moment on Sunday.
The league suspended Gronkowski for one game for hitting White while he was down following an interception.
White's teammates glad to see him return to the field as they try to move past their anger with Gronk.
"It is what it is," said Bills safety Jordan Poyer. "The league handled it the way they felt was right. I still feel feel for our guy Tre. I know he'll be back when he can, but we've moved on from it. It's just one of those things that you have to move on. We've got a huge game ahead of us this weekend against the Colts and that's all we can focus on right now."
White was not allowed to speak with reporters on Wednesday as part of the concussion protocol. His status for Sunday's game remains in question.
The wide receiver position also remains in flux for the Bills, but Kelvin Benjamin did practice in limited fashion Wednesday. He's working his way back after tearing cartiliage in his knee in the loss to the Saints, costing him the past two games.
Kyle Williams, Charles Clay and Travaris Cadet were among those who did not practice Wednesday.