Josh Allen was the third quarterback for the Bills in their preseason debut on Thursday night Robert Griffin III Jersey , but he played well enough to get a look with the first team.
Allen got reps with the first-string offense at Friday’s practice, according to Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. Leading into Thursday’s preseason game, Allen was practicing exclusively with the backups.
Whether that means Allen has a chance to win the starting job remains to be seen. Nathan Peterman was the starter on Thursday night, and AJ McCarron was No. 2. Bills head coach Sean McDermott liked what he saw of Allen in the preseason game Chris Ivory Jersey , but he liked what he saw of Peterman and McCarron as well, and there’s no indication that Allen has moved up the depth chart just yet.
Allen has an incredibly strong arm, and showed that off on some deep throws that just missed their target but were impressive nonetheless. His overall numbers — 9-of-19 for 116 yards and a touchdown — weren’t great, but he demonstrated the talent that made the Bills choose him in the first round.
Most observers think Allen needs more time to develop and won’t be ready to start as a rookie. The Bills will likely bring him along slowly Zay Jones Jersey , but getting work with the first string is a step in the right direction.The Tampa Bay Rays have put All-Star left-hander Blake Snell on the 10-day disabled list with fatigue in his throwing shoulder.
Snell pitched 1 2/3 innings in the All-Star game on July 17, five days after his last start for the Rays.
”Next day I was more sore. That might be a little bit of it,” he said Monday. ”With all the days that I’ve had off it was slowly getting better, but when I threw the bullpen (Sunday) Jack Crawford Jersey , it was frustrating.”
Snell had an MRI on Monday that showed no structural issues. The team is hopeful that Snell will miss just one start.
”I think it’ll be quick, I honestly do,” Snell said. ”It might be just fatigue from the first-half workload, and I’m hoping all I need is a little extra rest.”
The 25-year-old Snell had been scheduled to make his first post-All-Star appearance Tuesday night against the New York Yankees. No replacement had been named as of late Monday afternoon.
Snell is 12-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 20 starts. He is tied for second in the AL in wins Martavis Bryant Jersey , third in ERA and eighth in strikeouts with 134 in 119 innings.
”He had the biggest workload of our first half,” manager Kevin Cash said. ”We’re doing the smart thing and he’s doing the right thing by shutting himself down. There’s some inflammation there and with Blake, we want to be smart.”Womens Tanner Lee Jersey