Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has limited mobility in return to practice

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is sacked by New England Patriots outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53). (Adrian Kraus/AP)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills coach Sean McDermott still isn’t ready to name his starter against Indianapolis this weekend after quarterback Tyrod Taylor had limited mobility in his bruised left knee upon returning to practice Thursday.

"We’re still taking it day by day," McDermott said.

McDermott said Taylor was limited to taking part in individual drills in his first practice since being hurt in a 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Wearing a black sleeve on his left leg, Taylor had difficulty moving his injured knee backward and sideways during a pre-practice stretching drill. At one point, he was unable to lift his leg high enough to slip back on his left cleat.

He took the first snaps in handoff and passing drills.

Taylor bruised his tendon while being sacked on the first play of scrimmage. He played through the opening minute of the fourth quarter before being carted off the sideline.

After sidestepping the question on Wednesday, McDermott revealed that rookie Nathan Peterman would start against the Colts if Taylor can’t play.

Peterman, a fifth-round draft pick, and third-stringer Joe Webb split snaps in practice a day earlier. Peterman struggled in his first start last month by throwing five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers.

Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams took part in stretching drills, but missed his second straight practice with a groin injury.