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McDermott, Beane remain vague about Taylor's Bills future

INDIANAPOLIS — The Buffalo Bills' hierarchy continues to leave the door wide open on Tyrod Taylor's future with the team.

In keeping with their stance two days after last January's wild-card playoff loss against Jacksonville, neither coach Sean McDermott nor General Manager Brandon Beane would offer specifics when asked at the NFL Scouting Combine Wednesday about whether Taylor was in the team's plans for 2018.

"We're still going through that process," McDermott said. "We're in a good position with some options out there. So that will work itself out."

"Tyrod's on our roster right now, that's the plan," Beane said. "We're just taking it day by day."

McDermott wouldn't rule out the possibility of the Bills trading Taylor, something that has received discussion lately, but did add there was no immediate plan to release the quarterback.

"I've learned being around this league around 20 years that it's way too early to take anything off the table other than cutting him at this point, which is not in our plans," McDermott said. "He's a good football player who has been instrumental in getting us to the playoffs. At this point in the process, whether it's Tyrod or any of our players, you look at what's out there, you look at your options and you make decisions based on the best interests of your football team."

If Taylor is on the roster on March 16, the Bills would owe him a $6 million roster bonus. Beane said the team wasn't concerned about having to make a decision on the quarterback before then.

"I'm not really worried about the bonus," the GM said. "I see him on the roster right now. Unless something changes, he'll be here through that part."

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