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Tyrod Taylor returns to practice field; Tolbert, Benjamin practice fully

Tyrod Taylor was back on the practice field Thursday for the Buffalo Bills, participating in individual drills.

Taylor did not take part in any of the team sessions, coach Sean McDermott said after practice, and remains "day to day" as he recovers from a left knee injury suffered Sunday against the New England Patriots.

"He did some good things," McDermott said. "He did individual today, as you guys saw. We'll just take it one day at a time right now."

Taylor wore a protective sleeve on his left knee, which suffered a contusion of the patellar tendon against New England on the first play of the game. Taylor played through the injury until the fourth quarter.

"We'll see how he comes back tomorrow," McDermott said. "These things, you know, sometimes 24 hours, things change with these types of injuries, sometimes rather quickly just in terms of soreness, not soreness, all that type of stuff. So we've just got to continue to monitor it."

Rookie Nathan Peterman would start against the Colts if Taylor can't play. McDermott said missing team drills for two straight days at this point in the season is not overly concerning for Taylor.

"The body of the rep count has been built, you know?" he said. "The muscle memory, the timing, all the way back to OTAs. So that's not as much a concern. The timing's there in individual and everything, so that's not a big deal overall."

Running back Travaris Cadet (concussion), left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle), guard Richie Incognito (veteran rest day) and cornerback Leonard Johnson (knee) were also listed as limited practice participants. Cadet remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.

A number of players were listed as full practice participants, including wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee), defensive end Eddie Yarbrough (chest), tight end Charles Clay (knee), running back LeSean McCoy (knee), defensive tackle DeAndre Coleman (knee), running back Mike Tolbert (hamstring) and cornerback Tre'Davious White (concussion). Clay and Yarbrough did not practice Wednesday, while Benjamin, Tolbert and White were upgraded from limited participation. White passed the NFL's concussion protocol Thursday and is on track to play against Indianapolis.

The injury news wasn't all good, though, as veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams missed his second straight practice with a groin injury. Williams went through stretching with the team, but no drills. Offensive linemen John Miller (ankle) and Seantrel Henderson (back) also did not participate.

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