Josh Allen's time on the sideline is nearing its end.
Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Monday morning the rookie quarterback is on track to start Sunday.
Allen had missed a month's worth of games due to an elbow injury suffered in a 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans on Oct. 14. The Bills have rightfully taken things slow with Allen's recovery, as the injury occurred on his throwing elbow, floundering with doomed replacements Nathan Peterman (cut) and Derek Anderson, who remains in the concussion protocol.
Elsewhere in injury news Monday:
- Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith underwent surgery on his broken leg Sunday night, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The injury is not considered career-threatening, Rapoport added. Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed Monday that Smith's surery went well and he is expected to make a full recovery.
- New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (foot) did not participate in the team's first practice since the bye week. The rookie was sidelined Week 10 because of a right foot injury.
- Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox's knee ailment is not as serious as it seemed Sunday, sources told Rapoport. He will be week-to-week. And initial tests for cornerback Rasul Douglas showed a sprain.
- Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirms wideoutJakeem Grant will go on injured reserve with a lower leg injury, according to ESPN. Gase said he did not tear his Achilles, but his season is over.
- Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel said quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a stinger rather than elbow, which was originally reported. He was cleared by a neurologist and is not in the concussion protocol.