“Definitely,” Belichick said. “Gives us a little more depth at that position. Absolutely.”
Asked a little later more directly about Taylor’s toe injury, and whether it’s a long-term thing, Belichick was more vague.
“We’ll see,” the coach said. “Just kind of taking it day-to-day. I think he’s getting better. We’ll see how he turns around.”
Belichick was then posed with a question of whether the club might rest an injured player this week, knowing the bye week’s ahead, so that player might have a better chance to get to 100 percent. Or as close to it as possible.
The coach shot that one down (kinda) … “If the player’s cleared medically then it becomes a coaches decision based on what players you want to play,” he said. ‘If he’s not cleared medically, then there’s no decision.”