Buffalo Bills safety Taylor Rapp, initially facing a potentially serious neck injury, now has a possibility of playing against Philadelphia this upcoming weekend. Coach Sean McDermott provided an update on Monday, assuring that all medical evaluations have yielded negative results.
“He’s in a positive condition and stands a chance to participate on Sunday,” McDermott stated.
Rapp sustained the injury during a collision with defensive back Taron Johnson and New York Jets running back Breece Hall in the second quarter of Buffalo’s 32-6 victory. While Johnson fell immediately, Rapp staggered back about 10 yards before dropping to his knees.
Rapp’s injury initially seemed severe as he was secured to an immobilizing board and later displayed movement in his hands while being taken by ambulance from the field. However, he didn’t require hospitalization and stayed at the stadium throughout the game before heading home.
Meanwhile, Johnson and fellow defensive back Dane Jackson are undergoing the NFL’s concussion protocol. Starting safety Micah Hyde (stinger) and backup Cam Lewis (shoulder) were marked as day-to-day by McDermott.
Coach McDermott nearly ruled out the possibility of activating tight end Dawson Knox from injured reserve during the first eligible week following his wrist injury last month.
The Bills (6-5) are set to face the NFC East-leading Eagles on Sunday before heading into their bye week.