Bills’ Ryan Bates said he’s cleared protocol, will play vs. Ravens


Buffalo Bills forward Ryan Bates said he’s ready for a Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bates suffered a concussion against the Miami Dolphins. 21-19 loss last weekend. Bates has been on the NFL’s concussion protocol all this week.

In fact, shortly before the start of Friday practice, the last before the next Buffalo game in Baltimore, head coach Sean McDermott said Bates was still on the record.

But according to the rules, Bates had to try to work out as the last step to get out of the concussion protocol. Obviously, this happened on Friday, when McDermott spoke before training, and Bates – after.

Bates’ return to the lineup is a welcome sign for Buffalo’s middle offensive line. As long as Bates plays, center Mitch Morse’s status will hang in the air.

On accounts final injury report that week, Morse was listed as questionable due to an elbow injury.

Having at least one starting inside lineman on the field is good.


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The story originally appeared on Bills Wire.