When asked about the team’s decision, Taylor said he was “obviously disappointed” with HC Sean McDermott‘s decision.
“I don’t agree with the decision, but ultimately Coach McDermott has a vision for this team, what he feels is best for the team, as well as the owners and GM,” Taylor said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN. “So I have to move forward and continue to be the leader and teammate that I am from a different role.”
“[I’m] very confident in my ability,” Taylor added. “I think I’ve grown as a player the past three years and I’m going to continue to keep growing, whether I’m playing on Sundays or learning right now. I’m going to keep growing and I have full confidence I can be a franchise quarterback when the opportunity presents itself. I’ll continue to keep doing the things I know how to do.”
- Mike Klis reports that Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will get the No. 2 reps in practice starting Wednesday to see where he is physically in his return from a right shoulder injury.
- According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater (hamstring) returned home instead of remaining with the team in Colorado Springs.
- Ian Rapoport adds that Slater’s hamstring injury is considered “serious” and he could be looking at a multi-game absence.
- Jason La Canfora reports that the Saints are adding special teams coach Mike Westhoff to their staff on Wednesday for the remainder of the 2017 season.
- According to La Canfora, Westhoff is an esteemed special teams coach who will be an assistant special teams coach for New Orleans.