Monday, October 7, 2013

Marrone: Thad Lewis 'gives us the best chance'


The Buffalo Bills won't drag us along with the mystery that is their quarterback situation.

In the wake of E.J. Manuel's LCL injury, which will sideline the rookie signal-caller for at least a few weeks, coach Doug Marrone told WGR 550 Monday morning that practice-squader Thad Lewis will be promoted to starter for Week 6 when the Bills face the Cincinnati Bengals.

"Thad gives us the best chance," Marrone said, via the team's Twitter account. "We're going to give him an opportunity to see what he has."

The Bills acquired Lewis this offseason via a trade with the Detroit Lions, though the 25-year-old fell short of the team's 53-man roster. However, undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel's underwhelming performance subbing for Manuel last week prompted Marrone to make a call-up.

Lewis has started just one game in his career. With the Cleveland Browns, Lewis went 22-for-32 with a touchdown and an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17 last year.

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