Coach McDermott Optimistic about Safety Taylor Rapp’s Quick Recovery from Neck Injury

Buffalo Bills safety Taylor Rapp had a frightening neck injury on Sunday, but now has a chance to play at Philadelphia this weekend after all medical tests have come back negative, according to coach Sean McDermott.

Rapp was hurt in the second quarter of Buffalo’s 32-6 win over the New York Jets after colliding with defensive back Taron Johnson while tackling running back Breece Hall. Rapp’s injury initially appeared severe as he was placed on an immobilizing board, but he did not require hospitalization and remained at the stadium during the game.

Both Johnson and fellow defensive back Dane Jackson, who was hurt earlier in the game, are in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Starting safety Micah Hyde (stinger) and backup Cam Lewis (shoulder) were listed as day to day by McDermott.

Tight end Dawson Knox, who hurt his wrist last month, is unlikely to be activated from injured reserve in the first week he’s eligible to do so, according to McDermott.

The Bills (6-5) play at the NFC East-leading Eagles on Sunday, before entering their bye week.