Saturday, November 2, 2013

Injury report: Bills' QB playlist remains on shuffle


The Buffalo Bills' quarterback shuffle continues this week, as Thad Lewis's rib injury will likely force the team into starting yet another inexperienced signal-caller in Jeff Tuel.

Coach Doug Marrone told reporters Friday that Tuel received more snaps during practice this week than teammate Matt Flynn, indicating the rookie is favored to start if Lewis' condition doesn't improve by game time.

Lewis has reportedly recovered from flu symptoms that stalled his rehab earlier in the week but is struggling with twist-and-turn motions in his torso because of the rib injury.

Slightly better news is the status of the other key offensive pieces for the Bills, namely its running back duo and No. 1 receiver. Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller and Stevie Johnson are all listed as probable for their matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs and will be relied on heavily with Tuel under center and a stout defense in the other side of the ball.

Here's the full slate of injuries for both teams:


QB E.J. Manuel (knee).

(QB) Thaddeus Lewis (ribs.

WR Chris Hogan (back).

WR Marquise Goodwin (elbow), RB Fred Jackson (knee), WR Stevie Johnson (hip), LB Manny Lawson (hamstring), RB C.J. Spiller (ankle), G Kraig Urbik (knee), DT Kyle Williams (Achilles).


DE Mike Catapano (ankle).

WR Donnie Avery (shoulder), WR Dwayne Bowe (groin), RB Jamal Charles (knee), TE Anthony Fasano (knee), T Eric Fisher (knee), S Kendrick Lewis (ankle), TE Sean McGrath (knee), LB Dezman Moses (toe), CB Ron Parker (toe), RB Anthony Sherman (knee).

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