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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:43:34 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor received a vote of confidence from former teammate Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks. Brooks said Taylor possesses versatility and speed that makes him worthy of being a starting quarterback. Taylor is competing with QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel for the starting quarterback position this offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Taylor still has a hill to climb as far as catching up to and surpassing Manuel and Cassel. If he does end up starting, he shouldn't be drafted as more than a low-end QB2.
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:41:38 -0700
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are still competing for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "Wisdom tells me to let I play out, we'll see what happens through the end," Ryan said.
Fantasy Tip: The Bills' quarterback battle could go on well into training camp and the preseason. Whoever ends up starting won't be worth drafting as a starting fantasy quarterback, however.
Sat, 30 May 2015 05:56:07 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is in the competition to be the starting quarterback as much as anyone else, according to quarterback coach David Lee. Lee added, "I think he has a beautiful throwing motion and I just have to think we've got to see how accurate he is." Head coach Rex Ryan provided Taylor first-team repetitions along with QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel through the first four workouts. "He is an unknown, never played a whole lot in Baltimore," Ryan said. "I think the ability is hard to ignore, some of the things that he has."
Fantasy Tip: Even if he enters Week 1 with the starting gig, Taylor would be nothing more than a fringe No. 2 quarterback. At this point, he doesn't warrant a draft pick outside of cavernous two-QB leagues, but the Buffalo quarterback situation is worth monitoring. There are a lot of weapons attached to the offense, and their strong defense projects to frequently tilt the field advantage in the offense's favor. Plus, rushing yards can bolster a quarterback's fantasy point total in a hurry, and Taylor has the ability to scamper. Continue to check back for updates on Taylor and the QB battle in Buffalo.
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:37:32 -0700
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel were given equal repetitions during organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Manuel and Cassel worked with the starters while Taylor and Tuel worked with the backups. Head coach Rex Ryan said he wants to give everyone a fair chance.
Fantasy Tip: Cassel and Manuel are still the two frontrunners for the starting gig, but Taylor has the best chance to give them a run for their money. Whoever starts for the Bills will be a backup fantasy quarterback.
Sun, 24 May 2015 17:50:21 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was recruited by head coach Rex Ryan in free agency. Ryan believes in the talent evaluation personnel of Taylor's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, and he has always wanted a dual-threat quarterback to lead his run-heavy offense.
Fantasy Tip: The Bills have repeatedly said that there is going to be an open competition for the starting quarterback job, and it sounds like Taylor could have a fighting chance to snag the gig. He would be a low-end QB2 as the starter.
Sat, 23 May 2015 20:44:49 -0700
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel will all have a chance to win the starting job, according to general manager Doug Whaley.
Fantasy Tip: Cassel and Manuel figure to be the main players for the starting gig, but neither should be considered more than a low-end QB2.
Fri, 15 May 2015 16:32:06 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel is likely to enter Week 1 of the season as the team's backup quarterback, in the opinion of The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci. He also thinks head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman are open-minded about QB EJ Manuel and will give him a fair shot to compete for a starting job this summer. If Cassel or QB Tyrod Taylor win the starting job, the Bills would be expected to trade Manuel before outright cutting him.
Fantasy Tip: Until we know who the starter is in Buffalo, you can turn your head the other way. Whoever does wind up starting in Week 1 will probably be considered undraftable in standard fantasy leagues, anyway.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:12:11 -0700
Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor each took an equal amount of snaps Tuesday, April 28, at the team's voluntary minicamp. Head coach Rex Ryan didn't name a favorite, saying all three could be [starting] NFL quarterbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Whoever starts for the Bills will have Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin to throw to and LeSean McCoy behind them, so the supporting cast is there. However, none of the three warrant starter consideration on fantasy squads.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:06:22 -0700
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Jeff Tuel and Tyrod Taylor will all receive first-team repetitions in workouts, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
Fantasy Tip: The Bills possess one of the least exciting quarterback groups in all the NFL. Manuel and Cassel are the favorite heading into the offseaon. Whoever wins the starting job will have minimal fantasy value, however.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:06:36 -0700
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel will receive a fair shot to win the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "I'm lining them up to literally have a competition for the position," Ryan said. "People will say, 'Well, is this guy ahead of the other?' There's going to be assumptions, but the great thing is, let it play out. Give both guys the opportunity and then at the end of the day, the cream will rise to the top. It usually does." Ryan did not rule out the possibility of QB Tyrod Taylor winning the job.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel and Cassel likely will be the two main candidates for the job and will compete for the job during training camp. The winner of the job should be seen as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:08:47 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley told media he is open to drafting a quarterback next month, but salaries owed to QB EJ Manuel and QB Tyrod Taylor could complicate that.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:46:30 -0700
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel and Cassel appear to be the most likely candidates to win the starting job, but Taylor could have a shot depending on his work in the offense. Owners should consider whoever wins the starting job as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:42:22 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will be given a chance to start, fighting in a three-way battle with QBs Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel Head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, March 20, that the quarterback competition will be open. "It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that's out there," Ryan said. "We have some talented guys and we'll see what happens."
Fantasy Tip: Taylor hasn't done much of anything in this league yet, but if he were able to nail down the starting job he would have some value in FantasyScore when the matchup is a good one.
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:40:30 -0700
Free-agent QB Tyrod Taylor (Ravens) signed a two-year deal with the Buffalo Bills Thursday, March 12. The deal is worth $7 million if Taylor starts, according to a source, and has $1.2 million guaranteed.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:54:18 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (finger), CB Asa Jackson (rhomboid) and FB Kyle Juszczyk (neck) all suffered minor injuries during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Sat, 10 May 2014 14:58:58 -0700
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said QB Keith Wenning will compete with QB Tyrod Taylor for the team's backup quarterback job.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:17:16 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor knows he will face competition to hold on to the backup quarterback job. "Yeah, we talked about it, and there's competition across the league every day," Taylor said. "You've got to compete for your job to stay there. We know where we stand. I'm trying to get better every day. Competition — that's the name of this game."
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:29:32 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens have been looking to sign a backup quarterback this offseason, because head coach John Harbaugh said the team has been disappointed with QB Tyrod Taylor's play.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:30:43 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens will likely bring in another quarterback this offseason to compete with QB Tyrod Taylor to back up QB Joe Flacco.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:02:58 -0800
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee, shoulder) suffered apparent injuries to his knee and right shoulder during Week 17's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. QB Tyrod Taylor was spotted warming up on the sidelines in case Flacco is unable to return to the game.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:45:47 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (head) suffered a head injury in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, but head coach John Harbaugh said Taylor has practiced every day. He has not yet been ruled out for the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 29, and he has passed the physical balance portion of the NFL's concussion testing protocol.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:45:14 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Caleb Hanie is expected to get a long look in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 29, against the St. Louis Rams. He appears to be the frontrunner for the third-string job behind QBs Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:43:44 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Dayne Crist was brought back as a camp arm only because QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) was being evaluated for concussion this past week after getting hurt in the last preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. It is a chance for Crist to show what he can do to other NFL teams, as the QB position in Baltimore appears to be set with QBs Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor and Caleb Hanie at the top three spots.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 07:12:39 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (head) left the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22, with a possible concussion.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:36:23 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor will enter training camp as the favorite for the No. 2 quarterback job but will have to compete with QB Caleb Hanie for the job. Hanie will have to stand out during camp and preseason games to win the backup job. The team could go with two quarterbacks on the final roster again this season.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:15:33 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was lifted midway through the fourth quarter of the Week 1 game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a lopsided score. He finished the night 21 of 29 for 299 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Backup QB Tyrod Taylor spelled Flacco and finished the game.
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:09:59 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor could see a larger role in the Ravens' offense this year. The Ravens used him at wide receiver last year at times and could be looking to use more of him in different roles this season. "No matter what, we are going to try to find ways to get him on the field anyway he can because he is such a good athlete," head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:53:51 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Curtis Painter is challenging QB Tyrod Taylor for the team's No. 2 quarterback duties during training camp. Taylor is a dual-threat option at quarterback, able to make plays with his legs, while Painter is more of a pocket passer. Painter has had bouts of erratic play and thrown plenty of interceptions. Thus far, Painter has not made a strong case for the team to carry three quarterbacks into the regular season.
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:34:40 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor will enter training camp as the favorite for the No. 2 quarterback over QB Curtis Painter.
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:54:42 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor will try to hold off a challenge from QB Curtis Painter for the primary backup job to QB Joe Flacco in training camp. QBs John Brantley and Chester Stewart are also on the roster, but considered longshots for the role.
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:54:48 -0800
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Tuesday, Feb. 28, that the team is committed to QB Tyrod Taylor to serve as their long-term backup quarterback. "Everything you would want from a quarterback, from a guy that hasn't played, Tyrod has it," Newsome said. "He has unbelievable poise, he has great accuracy. He's an outstanding leader in the huddle, in the meeting rooms."
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:35:42 -0800
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor made his NFL debut in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter, taking his first snap during the second quarter. He lined up in the shotgun formation, and ran to the right for yards while QB Joe Flacco was shifted out to wide receiver.
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 21:28:06 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was able to return to practice Monday, Sept. 5. He bruised his left shoulder in the preseason finale, but an MRI showed just a contusion to his non-throwing shoulder. He said he is available, if needed, in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 15:58:15 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder), WR Lee Evans (foot) and C Matt Birk (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 2.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:05:36 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) said he expects to be available for Week 1. Taylor said he will receive treatment on his should the next few days and expects it to help improve the recovery.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 05:53:21 -0700
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said following the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1, that QB Tyrod Taylor's (shoulder) left shoulder injury is not believed to be serious. "We will see how serious it is tomorrow, but it looks like it won't be that serious," Harbaugh said.
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:31:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) suffered a left shoulder contusion during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:10:20 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (arm) suffered an apparent left arm injury during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:58:52 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor likely will be the primary backup quarterback this season if the team does not sign a veteran quarterback before the season.
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:38:29 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to look to sign a veteran quarterback to be their No. 2 quarterback because QB Tyrod Taylor is currently second on the depth chart.
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 13:33:12 -0700
Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss and QB Tyrod Taylor have indicated that they have received playbooks from teammates during the lockout.
Wed, 25 May 2011 11:12:59 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has been trying to teach the offensive rookies the playbook but want to take it slow because he does not want to overload them with information. "The big thing is I want them to walk away from this with an understanding of how we call our routes and can they recognize where they're going to line up and which route they're going to have from that. As long as they get those basics, I think they can grow off of that," Flacco said. WRs Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss, RB Anthony Allen and QB Tyrod Taylor participated in the player-organized workout Tuesday, May 24.
Sat, 07 May 2011 12:39:25 -0700
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team likes QB Tyrod Taylor's athleticism and ability to make plays outside the pocket. "He brings an added dimension of being a terrific athlete who can get out of the pocket and hurt people," Newsome said.
Tue, 03 May 2011 11:10:11 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens are likely to target another quarterback when free agency kicks off this offseason. The team drafted QB Tyrod Taylor in the sixth round, but he still has a long way to go before serving as a backup.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:51:12 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens selected QB Tyrod Taylor in the sixth round with the 180th pick overall. He started 42 games at Virginia Tech, and was very efficient making plays outside the pocket. Taylor said Saturday, April 30, that the team spoke only of him playing QB.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:16:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins conducted a private workout with Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor earlier this week, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland, head coach Tony Sparano and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll attended the workout.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:32:13 -0700
The San Diego Chargers had a breakfast meeting with Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor at his Pro Day, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:20:47 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to conduct a private workout with Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor Wednesday, March 30, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. The Dolphins had an afternoon meeting with Taylor after his Pro Day.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:18:26 -0700
The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to conduct a private workout with Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor Monday, March 28, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:16:26 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars are scheduled to meet with Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor before the 2011 NFL Draft, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.