The Nathan Peterman Experience is over.
The Buffalo Bills released the much-maligned second-year quarterback Monday night. The writing was on the wall for such a move after Peterman was passed over as the starter Sunday in favor of recently signed Matt Barkley. It was the second time in the last month that the Bills elected to start a quarterback they signed less than two weeks before to start over Peterman, following veteran Derek Anderson being plugged into the lineup in Week 7 against Indianapolis.
Barkley’s performance against the Jets, as well as the improving health of the team’s starter, rookie Josh Allen, likely factored into the decision to release Peterman. Coach Sean McDermott said earlier Monday that Allen will be back in the starting lineup following the team’s bye week, provided he’s medically ready.
“Josh is our starter when healthy, and his development is important for him and for us as we move forward,” McDermott said. “It’s important that he gets as many reps as he can get in live game action.”
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