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Quarterback Derek Anderson has been diagnosed with a concussion Youth Taylor Gabriel Jersey , leaving open the possibility of the Buffalo Bills starting turnover-prone Nathan Peterman against the Chicago Bears this weekend.And the Bills on Tuesday signed free agent receiver Terrelle Pryor in a bid to bolster an offense off to the least productive start in terms of scoring in franchise history.Pryor has seven seasons of NFL experience and joins the Bills 10 days after a groin injury led him to reach an injury settlement with the New York Jets. He had 14 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns in six games with the Jets this season, which is 46 yards fewer than Bills leading receiver Zay Jones' total.Pryor also has experience playing quarterback at Ohio State and the NFL level, which could prove important in the event of an emergency. Backup tight end Logan Thomas also played quarterback at Virginia Tech, where he appeared in 47 games.Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't rule out Anderson from playing against the Bears by saying: "We'll see where things stand as we go through the week with Derek."Anderson was hurt while being sacked for a third time in the final minutes of a 25-6 loss to New England on Monday night. Signed just three weeks ago, the 13-year veteran was making his second start in Buffalo 鈥?and sixth since 2011 鈥?since rookie Josh Allen sprained his elbow on his right throwing arm in a 20-13 loss at Houston.McDermott has already ruled out Allen, and the Bills would have little choice but to turn to Peterman, who lost the starting job after faltering badly in the first half of a season-opening 47-3 defeat at Baltimore.The second-year player threw two interceptions against Baltimore and then threw two more against Houston, including one returned for the decisive touchdown in the final two minutes.The revolving door at quarterback combined with a patchwork offensive line and unproven group of receivers has resulted in the offense lacking any semblance of identity.At 2-6, Buffalo has scored just two touchdowns in the past five games and seven overall this season.According to Pro Football Reference, the Bills are just the 13th NFL team since 1940 to score seven or fewer touchdowns through its first eight games 鈥?and first since Oakland, with six, and Cleveland, seven , in 2009. With 87 points scored, the Bills are also the 50th team since 1940 to produce that many or fewer through its first eight games, and first since Jacksonville scored 86 in 2013.Against New England, McDermott credited the Bills for having only one three-and-out and having seven possessions cross midfield. On the downside, Buffalo scored just two field goals, failed to reach the red zone, and Devin McCourty's 84-yard return of an interception thrown by Anderson sealed New England's win."That's not a way to play consistent offensive football," he said. "We've got to find that consistency, whether it's in the run or pass game."Running back LeSean McCoy was so frustrated with his season-long struggles after managing 13 yards rushing against the Patriots, he blamed himself and the entire offense for letting down Buffalo's defense."It's not fair for them," McCoy said.It remains a major question how anyone can coax more out of an offense no matter who's starting. The Bills quarterbacks have combined to throw 12 interceptions, including five by Allen, versus three touchdowns.Peterman , meantime, is best remembered for throwing five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers in his first career start last season."We're going to support Nathan if, in fact, he is called upon to play," McDermott said. "We expect him to go out there and execute and execute at a high level."First-year coordinator Brian Daboll took the blame for the offensive struggles."I take ownership of it," Daboll said. "We all have a job to do, and my job is to help run the offense, put guys in position, improve them and win games. Right now, we're falling short of that." James Daniels - Signed through 2021 - Daniels was eased into the Chicago Bears starting line up, but once inserted at left guard his talent shined. He was an active run blocker and I didn’t have him giving up a sack at all in my Sackwatch this season. He played in all 16 games with 10 starts and I think he’ll be pushing for a Pro Bowl spot next year. He had a very good season as evidenced with his inclusion on some All-Rookie teams. With a full offseason in the Bears strength and conditioning program I’m excited to see what the 21-year old Daniels will look like in 2019. While I think the Bears have been very clear with their intentions on keeping Daniels at guard, all it will take is one report of a bad snap by Cody Whitehair in OTAs to get fans all riled up again. The Bears wanted the athletic Daniels to play guard because they like to move their guards around on screens and in the power game, but now that he’s acclimated to the pro game I wonder if the coaches will revisit moving Daniels to his college position. For the record , my stance on changing positions is the same as always, do it as soon as possible to give the player plenty of time to get used to his new job.Kyle Long - Signed through 2021 - I, as well as several WCG writers, gave our thoughts on Long in this recent roundtable, but here’s the short version of my take. Long stays to man his familiar spot at right guard, and if a restructure is in the works, fine, but I don’t think it’s necessary. This is the first offseason Long will be able to train without rehabbing an injury since 2016 and that will do wonders for his preparation. He’s missed 22 games the last three seasons with various injuries, but the three years before that he only missed one. If Long can shake the bad injury luck, then I think even at 30-years old he can return to Pro Bowl form. Bryan Witzmann - Free agent - I thought Witzmann played decent for a guy that was signed in October, and at 28-years old he may have earned another contract. His worst game was probably the Giants loss, but he followed that up by helping Chicago’s interior shut down the Rams’ Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh. He can play both guard spots, but I’d much rather he not be forced into much starting time if he returns to Chicago. Eric Kush - Free agent - I gave my thoughts on Kush over in my look at the center position. Willie Beavers - Signed to a reserve/futures deal - The Bears are Beavers’ fourth team since being a 4th-round pick in the 2016 draft , but this will be the first time he gets to work with Chicago o-line coach Harry Hiestand. I still think he’s a long shot, but Heistand is one of the bets in the business, so you never know.2019 OUTLOOK - I think finding a guy that can backup on the interior in the draft would be wise. Veterans like Kush and Witzmann are nice to have around, but having a young guy you can develop in your system is a must. I mentioned Iowa’s Keegan Render (C/G) in my look at center last week, but Jacob mentioned LSU’s Garrett Brumfield as a developmental guard prospect in his latest mock draft. The Bears did move Rashaad Coward to the offensive line last offseason and while he started out at guard, he spent most of training camp at right tackle. But I suppose with the Bears’ recent financial commitment to right tackle Bobby Massie, Coward could get some guard reps in OTAs. I think the Bears could bring back both veteran free agents depending on money, but at the very least one will return.


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