The Buffalo Bills released quarterback Matt Leinart earlier on Friday as they get closer to their final 53-man roster, but they weren’t done making moves with quarterbacks. In addition to Leinart’s release, Kevin Kolb has been placed on the injured reserve list, which effectively ends his season, following his severe concussion suffered during the regular season.
From Kevin Kolb of WGR550:
Per a league source, QB Kevin Kolb, WR Brad Smith and FB Drew Smith have all been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve. #Bills
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 30, 2013
Because of the concussion, many expect that Kolb will contemplate retirement.
The move leaves the Bills with just three quarterbacks on the roster, with two of the signal-callers being rookies.
The three quarterbacks on the team’s roster are first-round pick E.J. Manuel, undrafted free agent Jeff Tuel and Thaddeus Lewis, who they recently acquired via trade. Lewis started the team’s season finale last year against the Pittsburgh Steelers, so he is the only quarterback on the roster that has any live game experience in the NFL.