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Gameday: Peterman to start for Bills; Anderson out with concussion

Peterman has thrown nine interceptions in 81 career attempts

November 03, 2018 - 8:37 pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Nathan Peterman will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Chicago Bears after Derek Anderson was ruled out with a concussion.

The Bills (2-6) said Saturday that Anderson and rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds have not cleared concussion protocol.

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen has a sprained elbow) and already has been ruled out for a third straight game. Anderson was hurt in the final minutes of a 25-6 loss to New England on Monday night.

Buffalo signed journeyman Matt Barkley on Wednesday to back up Peterman.

Peterman was Buffalo's opening-game starter but has been benched twice this season for poor performances. The second-year quarterback has thrown nine interceptions in 81 career attempts.

Meanwhile the Chicago Bears placed right guard Kyle Long on injured reserve Saturday because of a tendon injury in his right foot.

The move means the NFC North-leading Bears (4-3) will be without Long for at least eight weeks.

The three-time Pro Bowl lineman was injured in the closing minutes of the Bears' 24-10 victory over the New York Jets last weekend. Tight end Dion Sims rolled into Long while the two were blocking for Jordan Howard on a run.

Tight end Ben Braunecker (concussion) and defensive tackle Bilal Nichols (knee) did not travel with the team, and star linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle) and receiver Allen Robinson (groin) are questionable.

With Long out, the Bears could move Eric Kush or rookie James Daniels from left guard, where they have shared time. Kush missed the game against the Jets because of a neck injury but is expected to play against Buffalo.

Another option at right guard is Bryan Witzmann. He signed with Chicago 3 1/2 weeks ago and made 13 starts last season for Kansas City while coach Matt Nagy was the Chiefs' offensive coordinator.

The 29-year-old Long made the Pro Bowl his first three seasons after being drafted in the first round in 2013. But he missed eight games in 2016 and six last season after playing in 47 of a possible 48 from 2013 to 2015.

Nagy has said the latest injury was not the same as the severe one to his right ankle in 2016 that required surgery. Long also had operations on his shoulder, elbow and neck after he was shut down last year.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has fined Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman $26,739 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in New England's win over Buffalo on Monday night.

Edelman was called for an illegal block after a fair catch signal, but before the ball was touched on a Bills punt in the third quarter.

Giants safety Sean Chandler was fined $20,054 for unnecessary roughness for a horse-collar tackle in the fourth quarter of their 20-13 loss to Washington on Sunday.

Raiders linebacker Kyle Wilber also was fined $20,054 for unnecessary roughness for a horse-collar tackle in the fourth quarter of their 42-28 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday.

Also fined:

—Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

—Ravens defensive lineman Brandon Williams, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

—Eagles linebacker D.J. Alexander, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

—Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook, $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

—Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, $10,026 for a crack-back block.

—Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

—Cardinals linebacker Haason Reddick, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

—Redskins linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons, $10,026 for a chop block

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