With starter Taylor limping, Bills sign QB Josh Johnson

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent quarterback Josh Johnson in a move that raises questions regarding the status of banged-up starter Tyrod Taylor.

Johnson was signed Tuesday, a day after coach Rex Ryan said Taylor was ''beat up'' following a 14-13 win against Tennessee. Ryan didn't go into specifics, but noted the quarterback will be monitored through the week as Buffalo (3-2) prepares to host Cincinnati (5-0) on Sunday.

Taylor missed one play against Tennessee after turning his left ankle while being tackled after a 24-yard run. Taylor's backup is former starter EJ Manuel.

Johnson was signed a day after being released by Indianapolis. In seven seasons, he has 1,042 yards passing, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 29 games, including five starts.

The Bills also cut kicker Billy Cundiff.


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